Who were the first hosts on the Today show?
Pioneering NBC president Sylvester “Pat” Weaver chose Garroway as the host of his new morning news-and-entertainment experiment, the Today show, in 1952. He was joined by news editor Jim Fleming and announcer Jack Lescoulie when the show debuted on Monday, January 14, 1952.
Who was the first woman on the Today show?
Barbara Walters, who broke barriers for women as the first female co-host of the “Today” show and the first female anchor of a network evening news program, and who as an interviewer of celebrities became one herself, helping to blur the line between news and entertainment, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan.
Who hosted the Today Show in the 70s?
Jim Hartz. Jim Hartz, now 80, was the co-host of ‘TODAY’ from 1974 to 1976 with Barbara Walters.