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Barbara Walters

Callin' It Quits in 2014

5/13/2013 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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051313_barbara_walters_view_launchBarbara Walters is hanging up her microphone in 2014 after 37 years with ABC News, the network announced Sunday night. 

Walters -- who will hand down the official word Monday morning on "The View" -- will continue to work on that show, and her various other news projects, through next summer.

In a statement, Walters said, "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on 'The View' and with ABC News."

She continued, "I created 'The View' and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it."

Walters had a health scare in January when she suffered a cut on her forehead after falling on a stair. Rumors of Walters' retirement have been swirling for months, but she had consistently brushed them off.

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Mack_D    

Good. Wish tomorrow was her last day. She's an attention hoarder. When she came back from chicken pox, she announced her return so she could receive a big fanfare. All she's trying to do now is build up her retirement so she can try and get a send off like Oprah. She's an Oprah wannabe!

499 days ago
17.

Timmy Boy    

She has faith she'll still be breathing by then?

499 days ago
18.

BSname    

How a person with such poor diction rose to the level of a television anchor I will NEVER understand.

499 days ago
19.

Antsixsixsix     

Did you run this story months ago?

499 days ago
20.

TEAM LAMMY    

Finally

499 days ago
21.

rob    

Good for her. She's hardly on the view these day's so we aren't missing much. Should have retired years ago so she can enjoy life.

499 days ago
22.

browneyedgirl16    

Her old ass should have called it quits in 2008! OLD ASS!

499 days ago
23.

janet    

Walters has been calling it quits for years. She had another stroke. Bowing out gracefully.

499 days ago
24.

nof    

Carved a real niche for herself.


Oughta be Barbara's middle name:


"Niche."


"Barbara Nichkofski."


Pioneer - the Davy Crockett of Barbara's time.

499 days ago
25.

manbearpig    

good riddance you crusty old ****bag!!!

499 days ago
26.

backfire    

Enough. And yes, we've heard a million times she started the View. It stinks. All the women talk over each other continually.

As we grow older its only fair that instead of going on and on and on we need to step to the side and give young people the opportunity to fill the opening....and truly its only fair since news and commentary and views need to be relevant.....

499 days ago
27.

Jackie    

Is that all? because when the TMZ screen first popped up the first thing I saw was a big picture of Barbara with breaking news on it...I THOUGHT SHE DIED....then I saw the words 2nd...lololol

499 days ago
28.

Six Million Dollar Man    

Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!!!!!!!!!

499 days ago
29.

melbrooks    

Jesus god almighty FINALLY

499 days ago
30.

Mee    

She's been slow for awhile, somebody PUSH HER OUT FASTER !! she never really adapted to the changing new world after she hit a certain age.

499 days ago
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