We won't be seeing Barbara Walters on TV much longer. ABC revealed late Sunday night that Walters will be retiring from TV journalism, stating that she will be making the official announcement on The View Monday morning.
Until then, Walters will continue to act as an anchor and report on major news stories. She will also continue to appear on The View. "I am very happy with my decision," Walters told People, "and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead."
"I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain," Walters added. "I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and, okay, some men, too — who will be taking my place."
After nearly 40 years at ABC News and more than 50 years in the business, Walters will be retiring at the age of 84. She will still remain the executive producer of The View.
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