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Barbara Walters

Reportedly Calling It Quits

... in 2014

3/28/2013 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The end is near for Barbara Walters ... 'cause the head chick on "The View" is reportedly saying sayonara to her TV career in 2014.

We know Barbara has been contemplating retirement for a while -- and in 2011, told President Obama she planned to retire in 2012.

A honcho at ABC News told TMZ at the time that Barbara has joked about retiring every year since the Clinton Administration ... but now, it seems the legendary newswoman may finally be serious about it.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Walters will make the official announcement in the coming weeks ... with her last broadcast taking place in May, 2014.

We reached out to Barbara's people for comment -- so far, no word back.

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16.

Rhoda Penmark    

She'll be 117. Are we really taking bets she'll make it to 2014?

384 days ago
17.

carol    

She stopped being a serious journalist 20+ years ago. She turned into a joke. Won't be missed.

384 days ago
18.

Fallopia Lopez    

Thaaaaaaaank God.

384 days ago
19.

KicksandGiggles    

Enjoy life Barbara!!

384 days ago
20.

Kaveman    

GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

384 days ago
21.

Antsixsixsix     

She's dying?

384 days ago
22.

buzz kill    

Good riddance.

384 days ago
23.

Pat    

GOOD RIDDANCE! LONG OVERDUE!

384 days ago
24.

Sunny    

Thank God! That woman has become a bad penny, she just keeps showing up! I Can't stand how she puts her hands out in front of her, palm facing who ever is speaking basically telling them to shut up. She does it EVERY time she is on the view. A very rude jesture. She is just as bad a oprah!

384 days ago
25.

Bossy Potato    

Who cares.

384 days ago
26.

Davis    

I've been waiting for her to die since 1961. Go ahead and die already Baba. Never could understand or stand you.

384 days ago
27.

j    

Good...she's recovered from her chickenpox I see!!! Odd her face seems to have had "work" as they say during the recuperation time of chicken pox. Why lie to us? Who really cares?

384 days ago
28.

Susan    

Barbara: Why are you waiting. Life is short - so go & enjoy it now!!!!

384 days ago
29.

Veronica    

thank the Lawd, amen, good ridance, kick rocks, hallelujah, so long, etc,etc, ect....... I can breathe cuz I have held my breath for this day!! Holy, holy, holy!!

384 days ago
30.

DrTyrell    

One Century too late.

384 days ago
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