Barbara Walters retirement: ABC confirms that Barbara Walters will announce her retirement from TV journalism today.
ABC said in an announcement late Sunday that, until then, Walters will continue to anchor and report for the network, anchor specials throughout the year, and appear on "The View." She will remain executive producer of "The View," the weekday talk show she created in 1997.
The 83-year-old Walters has spent 37 years at ABC News, joining in 1976 to become the first female co-anchor on an evening network news program. Three years later, she became a co-host of ABC's "20/20" newsmagazine.