Pioneering news anchor Barbara Walters dead at 93

Barbara Walters, whose friendly yet persistent interviewing technique brought her fame on The Today Show in the 1960s and acclaim as ABC News' first prime time woman anchor, is dead at 93.

"Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists but for all women," Walters' spokesperson Cindi Berger told CNN in a statement.