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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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1.

Carl    

It is time I think. She's plenty old enough to retire and her career in the past decade or so has been something of a joke. It has really detracted from the legendary newswoman she was earlier in her career.

538 days ago
2.

Laura    

Not everyone likes her, but the woman has had an incredible career. Her early career was ground breaking. She's made a difference, and good for her.

538 days ago
3.

Los Pepes    

Damn I miss Gilda Radner!

538 days ago
4.

dale12    

WoW....That a whole year & two months out! But Barbara has had a wonderful career, and has achieved everything her heart has desired, its time Barbara to leave the stage.

538 days ago
5.

IwuvTMZ    

Twenty years too late.

538 days ago
6.

george    

That old bag should have called it quitsdecades ago.

538 days ago
7.

stu    

Lilly Tomlin, Sandra Bernard, Margret Choo, Carrie Fisher= The View 2014!!

538 days ago
8.

Truth    

HAVE A SEAT ALREADY. THE OLD BAT IS A 100YRS OLD. SHE AND REGIS CAN COMPARE WHOSE DEMENTIA IS WINNING... #TRUTH!!

538 days ago
9.

Ozzie X    

Good.

538 days ago
10.

static    

Yeah sure.

538 days ago
11.

NOT ELMO    

Now that Joy had the baIIs To Quit now BearBara wants To Quit Too...

538 days ago
12.

James R. - Los Angeles    

She should have called it quits 20 years ago. Maybe she wants to have sex with Castro one last time.

538 days ago
13.

Marilyn    

Is she still alive?

538 days ago
14.

Cricket    

She should be years into retirement. No disrespect, but enough already, go enjoy yourself.

538 days ago
15.

Most H8d     

Who cares about wtf women think anyway the show is boring

538 days ago
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