Barbara Walters to announce her retirement Monday

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Barbara Walters is retiring.

FILE - In this April 23, 2012 file photo, Barbara Walters arrives to the Matrix Awards in New York. Walters plans to retire next year, ending a television career that began more than a half century ago and made her a trailblazer in news and daytime TV. Someone who works closely with Walters says the plan is for her to retire in May 2014 after a series of special programs saluting her career. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, March 28, 2013 on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Barbara Walters is retiring.

The veteran ABC News anchor is set to announce Monday morning on "The View" that she will retire from TV journalism during the summer of 2014.

ABC said in an announcement late Sunday that, until then, Walters will continue to anchor and report for the network, appear on "The View," and anchor specials throughout the year.

She will remain executive producer of "The View," the weekday talk show she created in 1997.

The 83-year-old Walters has spent 37 years at ABC News, joining the network in 1976 to co-anchor its evening newscast and, three years later, becoming a co-host of its "20/20" newsmagazine. Before that, she spent 15 years at NBC News, where she was a co-host of the "Today" show.


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