Barbara Walters Will Retire Next Year: Reports

Deadline says she's out in 2014, and other sites confirm
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2013 2:50 PM CDT
Barbara Walters Will Retire Next Year: Reports
In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 photo released by ABC, ABC's Barbara Walters is seen at a New York City hotel. Walters announced Monday, May 10, 2010 that she will have surgery later this week to replace a faulty heart valve. The television legend made the announcement Monday on ABC's "The View."   (AP Photo/ABC, Steve Fenn, File)

Looks like Barbara Walters is ready to call it quits after 50-plus years in the TV business. Deadline first reported that the 83-year-old was poised to announce that she would retire in May 2014, and everyone from Page Six to USA Today to the Huffington Post has confirmed the scoop with independent sources. What's unclear is whether Walters would maintain at least a partial presence at ABC, but she would definitely leave The View, along with Joy Behar and (probably) Elisabeth Hasselbeck. No word from Walters herself yet. Click for more. (More Barbara Walters stories.)

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