Barbara Walters: I??m Retiring Summer 2014

Barbara Walters: I??m Retiring Summer 2014

Its been a recurring rumor for quite some time, and finally Barbara Walters has confirmed shell be saying goodbye to The View next summer.

The legendary journalist made the big announcement last night (May 12), noting that shell still serve as an executive producer following her departure.

Babs explained, 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. I created The View and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.

I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain. I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women and OK, some men too who will be taking my place.