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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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31.

Cook    

It's about time,now if they will please put that show to sleep.

340 days ago
32.

bitch please    

Good riddance! She should have retired LONG ago!

340 days ago
33.

moxie    

Good riddance, sleazy fame whore.

340 days ago
34.

Gretel    

Barbara has been a remake of WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S for the last five years. It's about time.

340 days ago
35.

ex lax    

at least dolly parton was a respectfull woman

340 days ago
36.

mrzebra    

She lied and said she had Chicken Pox when she had shingles. Slimy Sneaky Barbara

340 days ago
37.

CarolynAB    

Why not 2013? It's time, Ms. Walters.

340 days ago
38.

CarolynAB    

Why not 2013? It's time, Ms. Walters.

340 days ago
39.

Joan K    

The least she could do is take the little idiot Elisabeth with her. I stopped watching the show about 6 years ago because I cannot handle loose lips Hasselbeck and her attitude.

340 days ago
40.

NOT ELMO    

Barbara Walters
Callin' It Quits in 2014......................Oh BearBara, i hope The Network Quits The View too...

340 days ago
41.

Chuck    

Bye, bye...You biased old hag.

340 days ago
42.

Dan    

Good riddance!!! Should have left 20 years ago.

340 days ago
43.

Chuck    

Now, If that no talent x-junkie, Whoopie will leave the View..it may become watchable now that that screechy, nasally voiced x-comic has gone.

340 days ago
44.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'll give Babs some props because she was one of a handful of trailblazers 40 years ago but she's about 10 minutes past her 15. It's a different world now. Bye Babs.

340 days ago
45.

Margo    

Omg leave already!!! Take bear with you

340 days ago
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