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Baba: Time to Wetire

May 13, 2013

Michael Shain, Tara Palmeri


After 60 years in journalism, legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters is finally pulling the plug on her TV career.

The 83-year-old Walters said she will reveal to viewers of her daytime show, "The View," today that she's retiring sometime in the summer of 2014.

"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," Walters said in a statement released last night.

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

Walters started "The View" in 1997 and owns 50 percent of it. She will continue to produce and appear on the show until her retirement date.

Walters started her career in 1953 at NBC in New York. She appeared on the "Today" show before jumping to ABC in 1976, appearing on the news show "20/20" from 1979 to 2004.

Originally published by Michael Shain and Tara Palmeri.

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