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Barbara Walters Announces 2014 Retirement

After 53 years, the legendary Barbara Walters has announced that she will be retiring from journalism in 2014.

“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,” the 83-year-old television journalist said in a statement. “I created The View and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.”

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Barbara Walters

Barbara first began her career in television as an anchor on NBC’s the Today Show in 1961.

ARE YOU SAD to see Barbara Walters retiring?

Katie Couric & Kelly Ripa: THR's Powerful People in Media!

Katie Couric and Kelly Ripa hit the red carpet at The Hollywood Reporter’s Celebration of the 35 Most Powerful People in Media on Wednesday (April 10) in the Grill Room at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.

The ladies were joined by Kelly‘s husband Mark Consuelos and Live! co-host Michael Strahan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Piers Morgan, Barbara Walters, model Coco Rocha, Cobra Starship‘s Gabe Saporta with fiancee Erin Fetherston, Gayle King, Josh Lucas, Bridget Moynahan, and Olivia Palermo with beau Johannes Huebl.

Katie, Kelly and Michael, Barbara, and Piers all made it onto the list, along with such stars as Anderson Cooper and David Letterman. Head on over to THR.com to view the whole list!

40+ pictures inside of Katie Couric and Kelly Ripa at the event… More Here! »

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Barbara Walters: Retiring in 2014?

Barbara Walters is reportedly set to retire from her long and successful career next year, THR reports.

The 83-year-old television host will make the announcement herself in the next coming weeks.

Barbara will stay on her talk show The View until May of 2014 to account for better transitions after the exits of Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Earlier this year, Barbara fell ill with the chicken pox before fainting and hitting her head, causing speculation that she would possibly retire soon.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Barbara Walters retiring from her long career in television??

Sarah Jessica Parker: Disney Electric Holiday Window Unveiling!

Sarah Jessica Parker rocks a pair of custom made Mickey Mouse ears at the Barneys New York And Disney electric holiday window unveiling on Wednesday (November 14) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress hosted the event alongside CEO of Disney Bob Iger and CEO of Barney’s Mark Lee.

Also hitting up the event was 666 Park Avenue‘s Rachael Taylor and Barbara Walters.

Also pictured inside: SJP taking her kids James, Marion, and Tabitha to school the next day in New York City.

FYI: SJP is wearing a L’Wren Scott dress and earrings. SJP is using her Cybex strollers.

25+ pictures inside of Sarah Jessica Parker hosting the Disney and Barneys New York window unveiling… More Here! »

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Sarah Jessica Parker: Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala on Wednesday (October 3) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress was joined at the event by Barbara Walters, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton (with husband Marc Mezvinsky), and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sarah Jessica Parker

In case you missed it, check out the November 2012 issue of Elle featuring Sarah Jessica on the cover. The issue honors women in Hollywood!

FYI: SJP is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and jacket, Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Pierre Hardy bag, and Fenton & Fred Leighton jewels.

15+ pictures inside of Sarah Jessica Parker and others at the Carnegie Hall gala… More Here! »

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George Clooney - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

George Clooney and Barbara Walters are all smiles at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception at the residence of the French Ambassador following the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, D.C.

The 50-year-old actor attended the event without his girlfriend Stacy Keibler.

“She couldn’t make it. She’s working,” George told Politico. Stacy is hard at work on an episode of the upcoming TBS comedy Men at Work.

“Excited to work on set today with my friend @dannymasterson & his new show @MenAtWorkTBS. You guys will love this show!” Stacy tweeted earlier in the week.

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