Journalist Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall at Washington party

Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:26pm EST

1 of 2. Television personality Barbara Walters arrives at the Time 100 Gala in New York, in this April 24, 2012, file photo.

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(Reuters) - Veteran journalist Barbara Walters was admitted to a Washington. D.C., hospital over the weekend after she fell and cut her head at the British ambassador's residence, a spokesman for the ABC television network said on Sunday.

Jeffrey Schneider, a senior vice president with ABC News, said Walters fell on the stairs on Saturday evening while attending an event.

"Out of an abundance of caution," Walters, 83, went to the hospital, where she remained for observation on Sunday, Schneider said.

"Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign," Schneider said in a written statement.

(Reporting by James B. Kelleher, editing by Stacey Joyce)

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AZWarrior wrote:
“Journalist” ha ha ha ha ha ha. That is soooooo funny.

Jan 20, 2013 8:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnotherNobody wrote:
Not bad at all for 83! I would……

Jan 21, 2013 8:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
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