HomeTVABCIs Barbara Walters Retiring Next Year? Jillian Bowe December 15, 2011 ABC, Daytime, News, The View 9 Comments 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. Photo by PR Photos 9 Responses ckg927 December 15, 2011 TMZ also quoted someone at ABC News….very highly placed…that said Walters has joked about this every year since the Clinton administration. Log in to Reply stefanstavros December 15, 2011 I wish she would retire…Her attitude is so off-putting..She acts like she’s the queen of everything and the ultimate authority…ugghh humility is not her strong suit..very snobby..and isn’t she over 80!!?? Log in to Reply AdamDrake December 15, 2011 The other night when she was on Letterman, coming out of the commercial break in her second segment, you could hear her talking to Dave about retirement (I have a hunch he’s leaving next year, too). I’ve been a fan of hers forever, but I’ve noticed how tired she’s seemed over the past year. ABC should let her decide special by special whether she wants to keep doing those prime time shows, but she really should retire from The View. The conversation is always too restrained and subdued when she’s on. Log in to Reply SoapyBitch December 15, 2011 Why five years ago? I’d sooner see Elizabeth Hasslebeck call it a night. I haven’t watched The View in ages, so not sure how BW is faring on the show. Part of the charm of the show is seeing how nutty the woman from 20/20 actually is. My Friday night staple growing up was 2 hours of TGIF and then 20/20. I do like BW the newswoman. She interviewed the Syrian president recently, so she’s still got it. And she guest hosted This Week one Sunday and I thought she was better than George Stephanwhatever or Christianne Amanwhatever. I also kinda miss her Oscar specials. Log in to Reply RockiDreams December 15, 2011 I’ll contribute to her retirement just to get her off TV. Go away already. Log in to Reply soapbabie December 15, 2011 It cannot come soon enough, this woman is arrogant and obnoxious and I will glady chip in….. |( Log in to Reply giogio December 16, 2011 She is intrusive, nosy and rude. Period. Case closed Log in to Reply ktuc December 16, 2011 I’m awaiting the day to dance when she does retire! I can’t stand the woman and how everyone sucks up to her! I was hoping when they acquired Katie Couric that she would eventually fade out! Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 December 16, 2011 Im glad i’m not the only one who dislikes this woman. She insults almost all her guests, and takes credit for everyone’s career. Her credibility is shot, The View is the worst program on TV. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.