Barbara Walters is set to announce in May that she'll retire in one year, according to reports.
ABC officials told CNN "no comment" when asked if the 83-year-old legendary journalist is getting ready to wrap things up at the network, where she's been a star journalist since 1976.
She has sat down with every U.S. President and First Lady since Richard and Pat Nixon. She began in TV in 1961 as a writer for TODAY, eventually ascending to become the first female network anchor at the time. In 1976, she migrated to ABC, signing a then-record $1 million with the network (more than twice than that of iconic newsman Walter Cronkite's $400,000 salary at the time).
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As we previously reported, Walters kicked off the year in disastrous form, first suffering from a concussion when she fell at an inauguration party at the home of the British ambassador, followed by a bout with chicken pox, which sidelined her for six weeks in total.
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On Friday’s Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos said he ran into Walters in the elevator at ABC, and that when he asked her about the rumors, she just “rolled her eyes.”