Walters, Barbara She joined ABC in 1976 as the first woman to co-host the network news, and later became noted for her interviews of prominent American and international celebrities and politicians. She created and co-hosts The View. She has received numerous honors, including induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and receipt of their Lifetime Achievement Award. Her autobiography, Audition, was published in 2008, the same year that she was named a Disney Legend. She retired from regular TV appearances in May 2014.