Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall

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Barbara Walters (CNN image)

NEW YORK — Legendary ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has been hospitalized after falling at an inauguration party Saturday night in Washington.

Multiple media sources are reporting that the 83-year-old fell on a step at the home of Peter Westmacott, Britain’s ambassador to the United States.

The fall reportedly left Walters with a cut on her forehead.

ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said Sunday “out of an abundance of caution” Walters went to a hospital for treatment. He said Walters is alert “and telling everyone what to do.”

It remains unclear when Walters will be released from the hospital, which was not identified.

Walters was TV news’ first female superstar, as a network anchor in 1976 with an unprecedented $1 million annual salary.