Barbara Walters Will Announce her Retirement Today on The View

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Remember when Barbara Walters went on The View and said all those reports that she was going to retire from the show were wrong?

Well forget what she said.

This morning on The View Walters is going to announce that she is retiring from the show.

Ba Ba will tell viewers that next summer, she will retire from TV journalism. Until then, she will continue to anchor and report for ABC News, appear on The View and anchor specials throughout the year including a “20 Years of 10 Most Fascinating People” special in December, an Oscars special, and a May career retrospective.

Walters will remain Executive Producer of “The View,” the show she created in 1997.

“I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on ‘The View’ and with ABC News,” she said. “I created ‘The View’ and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.”

So why did Walters deny all those reports back in March that turned out to be correct?

Because now she gets to announce her retirement during the May Ratings. As you know if it doesn't happen during a book, then it never really happened.