May 12, 2013
Barbara Walters confirmed late Sunday night that she will retire next year.
ABC News said that the legendary journalist and co-host of "The View" will step down "next summer." She will formally announce her decision on Monday's "View." In the intervening year, ABC said she would continue to host that show, as well as her usual number of specials.
In a statement, Walters said she was pleased with the move.
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