Is Barbara Walters Jewish?

Barbara Walters

Well, to make a long story short, Barbara Walters is Jewish!

Since Barbara Walters's mother is Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes her Jewish. Her father is Jewish too.

Barbara Walters (whose full birth name is Barbara Jill Walters) was born on September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S..

She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, co-anchored the ABC Evening News, and is a contributor to ABC News. In 1996, Walters was ranked #34 on the TV Guide ''50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time''.

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