Say it ain't so, Babs! TMZ is reporting Barbara Walters may be hanging up her mic for good next year (Editor's Note: Shoulda happened five years ago). The site claims Walters had just finished interviewing President Barack Obama when the announcement slipped out. TMZ alleges while Walters was taking a break from shooting the interview, she leaned over and said to the Prez,
I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."
Unfortunately for B.W., her mic was open when she made this revelation, while groups of people were listening! Walters never specified what exactly she was retiring from. As well as being a co-host and executive producer for The View, Walters also contributes to ABC News and host specials for the alphabet network.