Barbara Walters to retire from 'The View' in 2014?


LOS ANGELES — She’s survived co-host battles, open heart surgery and a case of chicken pox, but even Barbara Walters is mortal, and her tenure as co-host of “The View” seems to be coming to an end.

It appears the 83-year-old Walters is planning to retire in May 2014, after 17 seasons of co-hosting the ABC daytime talk show she co-created in 1997.

Multiple outlets have reported Walters’ upcoming departure. A representative for ABC had no comment when asked about the situation.

Walters has not yet addressed the reports on the show, but her departure would be the latest from the long-running show, which is in the midst of many changes. Joy Behar, the only other co-host to have been on the show as long as Walters, has already announced that she will leave “The View” in August.


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