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Barbara Walters retiring next year, source says

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Barbara Walters could be retiring next year, ending a television career that made her a trailblazer in news and daytime TV.

The New York Times reports that Walters is thinking about stepping down in May 2014.

The 83-year-old star of "The View" has been dealing with recent health problems. She suffered a concussion at the last presidential inauguration that turned into a case of the chicken pox.

Walters also underwent a successful heart bypass operation in 2010.

ABC has no comment on the report.

Walters was the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast and is known for her celebrity interviews.

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