Alumni

Birch Wathen Lenox mourns the loss of Barbara Walters

the brilliant broadcast journalist and alumna of Birch Wathen's Class of 1947. From her pioneering early years on The Today Show, where she was the first woman to co-anchor a news program, to more recent award-winning roles on 2020 and The View, Barbara Walters's trailblazing career spanned half a century. Her unique interviewing style and prescient understanding of the nature of fame brought her into close contact with leaders and celebrities worldwide. When she graduated from Birch Wathen in 1947, her yearbook quote was from the poet Francis Quarles, and it aptly summarized the gift that came to define Barbara Walters: "The glory of a firm, capacious mind."

 

 

BWL Alumni "Return Home" Game - November 2022

 

Homecoming Reunion Class of 1985 - 1999