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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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54 COMMENTS

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sickandtired    

shoulda been gone in 1814.....that woulda given 50 years of experience.....though she did a good job covering the civil war....

468 days ago
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Tricia    

It's about time the delusional old communist gets her ugly mug off TV.

467 days ago
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