Reports: Barbara Walters Considering Retirement

Image: Reports: Barbara Walters Considering Retirement

Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 05:48 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
After 52 years in journalism, Barbara Walters is set to retire in May next year, reports on Thursday suggested.

Deadline.com and the New York Post’s Page Six both reported that Walters, 83, is ready to end her career. The Post cites an unidentified source as confirming that the doyen of “The View” will make “an announcement about her retirement soon.”

“I hear she would be given a big sendoff with retrospectives and other special content in the weeks leading to her retirement that would celebrate her 52-year broadcast career,” Nellie Andreeva writes on Deadline.

Deadline says that Walters is determined to leave on her own terms, so it was uncertain if a leak of her plans to the press would make her change her mind.

Rumors that Walters would step down began in December 2011 when the entertainment website TMZ reported she had been heard on an open mic telling President Barack Obama, “I’m retiring next year,” during a break in an interview. ABC responded at the time that the remark was a joke.

Talk swirled again early this year when she suffered a bout of chicken pox and was hospitalized after a fall.

Walters was the first woman to co-host a news program when she joined NBC’s “Today” show in 1974. She was the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast two years later on “ABC Evening News.” She was a mainstay on ABC’s “20/20” for two decades and now appears on the daytime show “The View,” which she also produces.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Newt Gingrich: Houston Pastor Subpoenas Part of a 'Radical Agenda'

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 13:07 PM

Houston Mayor Annise Parker's decision to issue subpoenas for sermons from the city's Christian pastors was for much la . . .

Advocates Seek to End Tennessee's Appeal as 'Abortion Destination'

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 11:20 AM

Anti-abortion advocates are trying to change laws in Tennessee, which they deride as being the abortion destination of . . .

Texas Candidate in GOP Address: Time To Clean Up Washington

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 09:37 AM

The United States needs new energy to stay strong, and the government needs to clean up the mess of debt and waste mov . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved