ABC Denies Barbara Walters is Retiring Next Year


Sorry kids, it looks as though Barbara Walters was trying her comedy routine out on President Barack Obama. TMZ reports the veteran journalist is not headed for retirement, despite her statement when interviewing the President. Senior Vice President of ABC News Jeff Schneider told the site:

Barbara has joked that she is retiring every year since the Clinton Administration. Anyone who just did a day trip to Syria, 90-minute prime time special and an interview with the President and First Lady hardly sounds like someone retiring from anything.

Did Babs pull an okey doke on Obama to snag an interview? When TMZ asked Schneider if Walters exaggerated in order to do so, he laughed and stated:

She's one of the greatest bookers who ever lived.

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