Barbara Walters retiring, calling it quits after 5 decades

Posted: 4:20 PM, Mar 28, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-28 16:50:32-04

After thousands of interviews, a slew of news specials and high-profile exclusives, veteran newswoman Barbara Walters is reportedly calling it quits.

According to TVNewswer , the ABC News anchor will retire in May 2014, closing the book on an extraordinary career that spanned five decades.

The 83-year-old will go out with a bang … with a number of specials, tributes and events that will lead up to her official sign off next year.

The news of Walters’ retirement comes just weeks after she suffered a health scare, contracting chicken pox prompting a leave of absence for ABC and her daytime talk show “The View”