Barbara Walters, the queen of American TV news for decades, revealed to President Barack Obama how she plans to retire next year after finishing an interview with the President at the White House. A witness to the conversation said that the legend was interviewing Obama when she leaned over him and said: “I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year.” Everyone hear Barbara Walters’ comments because her microphone was on.
It will be easy to understand if Barbara Walters retired were to retire. She has been working in television for more than 50 years. The 82-year-old media queen ended her career as a broad journalist, but remained on the TV for some programs. At the age of 82, Walters still work well on "The View" and her "Most Fascinating" specials. She has even continued to tie herself to her usual series of high-profile scoops.
Although Barbara Walters said to retire next year, it was reported that she has played a joke on her retirement plan. In order to close down Barbara Walters’ retirement rumors, Jeffrey Schneider, the senior vice president at ABC News said: “"Barbara has joked that she is retiring every year since the Clinton Administration.”
It seems that Barbara Walters has never been afraid of talking about when she’ll officially retire. The real TV star said during a 2009 talk: “I'd like to leave while I'm still at the top. When I leave, I will leave totally, and it will be in the not-too-distant future.” Earlier this year at the 8th Annual Red Dress Awards, Walters said that she wouldn’t retire to do something else because she loved what she was doing. “When I retire, I am leaving," she said.
Most recently, the real TV legend talked about her retirement plan with Dr. Gail Saltz that "I’ve had such a long career… I am going to leave television and I will be fine with it.”
Barbara Walters has been widely known as the queen of American TV news for decades
Barbara Walters has work as a writer, a reporter and become famous as the Today’s first female co-host
She has been working in television for more than 50 years
Barbara Walters has been married four times to three different men Robert Henry Katz, Lee Guber, and Merv Adelson
The legend has only one daughter named Jacqueline Dena Guber with ex-husband Lee Guber
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