Barbara Walters’ Daughter Jacqueline Dena Guber Bio, Net Worth, Married

Jacqueline Dena Guber is famous as the daughter of American television personality, Barbara Walters.

Jacqueline Dena Guber was born on 14th June 1968, somewhere in the United States of America. Her birth sign is Gemini. She is the adopted daughter of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters and theatre impresario Lee Guber, both of whom have been highly successful in their respective fields. Her grandparents are Lou Walters and Dena Seletsky.

Jacqueline Dena Guber with her mother, Barbara Walters
Caption: Jacqueline Dena Guber with her mother, Barbara Walters (Photo: Enewsdaily)

Further, her aunts are Walda Walters Anderson and Jacqueline Walters while her uncle is Burton Walters. She grew up with her two siblings Carol Guber and Zev Guber. Jacqueline holds an American nationality while she belongs to a white ethnic background. Jacqueline Dena Guber stands at a tall height of 6 feet.

Jacqueline as a Drug Addict in Young Age

As Dena grew up, the troubles were growing with it as well. During her teenage time, Dena was implicated in partying for years. Also, she used to get involved in clubs. Furthermore, she went to New York nightclub Studio 54 which was a famous place for the supply of drugs.

In the year 1984, Jacqueline was 15 and considered herself a runaway child. This is because she had left her home during the time for getting away from all her problems as well.

Her mom could not find her after so much struggle. Even she did not contact the police for avoiding making it more worse for Jacqueline. Several weeks later, she hitched a ride with a man who contacted her mother to tell her the whereabouts of her daughter. After finding that, Barbara immediately sent her to the Rehab facility in Idaho. While being there, Jacqueline was able to overcome the addiction and finish high school.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Jacqueline Dena Guber’s Mother?

Her mother, Barbara Walkers have an estimated net worth of around $170 million. She has earned a salary of $12 million per year in her career on the Forbes list of TV’s Top 20 Earners. She made history as the first anchorperson to reach the $1 million annual salary mark.

Jacqueline Dena Guber's mother, Barbara Walters with cars
Caption: Jacqueline Dena Guber’s mother, Barbara Walters with cars
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On the other hand, Walters, who has one daughter, is heavily involved in philanthropy. She famously gifted her alma mater with $15 million. 

Relationship Status of Jacqueline Dena Guber

Jacqueline Dena Guber might be single at the moment. Previously, she married Scott Pontius in the year 1995. The couple tied the knot in Washington State in an intimate wedding with the presence of their close friends and family. However, their marriage ended peacefully 10 years later as Jacqueline and her husband, Scott decided to go their separate ways.

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Caption: Jacqueline Dena Guber with her mother Barbara Walters  (Photo: married biography)

Her Mother’s Career

Jacqueline Dena Guber’s mother, Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, as well as a television personality. In the year 1953, she produced a 15- minute children’s program, Ask the Camera which was directed by Roone Arledge. Similarly, during  1955, she also became a writer of The Morning Show at CBS. Then, she joined Tex McCrary Inc. 

Likewise, she joined NBC’s The Today Show as a writer and researcher in 1961 and soon became the show’s regular Today Girl. Likewise, she began developing and writing her own reports and interviews. Similarly, she also became the first female co-host of The Today Show in the year 1974.

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Caption: Jacqueline Dena Guber’s mother Barbara Walters during her retirement (Photo: Gossipbio)

Therefore, while working with ABC she had served as a commentator on news specials like presidential inaugurations and as a moderator between candidates Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford during the 1976 Presidential Elections. Additionally, she joined the ABC newsmagazine20/20 in 1979 and became a regular special contributor by 1981. Therefore, she interviewed leaders from all over the world including U.K’s Margaret Thatcher, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Russia’s Boris Yeltsin, and Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.

Moreover, she has also interviewed celebrity icons like Michael JacksonSir Laurence Olivier, and Katharine Hepburn. Besides that, she along with Bill Geddie conceived the idea for the talk show The View that has aired on ABC since August 1997. However, she took semi-retirement in 2004. Later on, she also continued to co-host The View.

Awards & Achievements

Talking about her lifetime achievements and awards, she won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informational Series for The Barbara Walters Special (1976), she won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The View (1997). Likewise, she won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service, or Variety Series for Today in the year 1952.

Jacqueline’s Social Work

As a reformed drug addict, she decided to use her experience to inspire and help other young women who were suffering and battling substance issues. She founded New Horizons which is an intervention that used outdoor living and clinical therapy to treat a woman with addiction issues. After many successful works, the program shut down operations in the year 2008.