Veteran U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters has been hospitalised in Washington, D.C. after cutting her forehead in a fall at the British Ambassador's residence on Saturday (19Jan13).

The 83 year old was in the U.S. capital covering President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Reports suggest Walters' hospital visit was a precautionary one and she underwent tests and further observation.

She is expected to make a full recovery.