Barbara Walters will retire in summer 2014

05/13/2013 |

Broadcast news pioneer Barbara Walters, during today's airing of ABC's "The View," was set to disclose her plans to retire in summer 2014. Walters, who co-created and executive produces "The View," was the first woman to co-host a morning news show and the first female co-anchor of the evening news. "There's only one Barbara Walters. And we look forward to making her final year on television as remarkable, path-breaking and news-making as Barbara herself," said ABC News President Ben Sherwood.

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