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Barbara Walters retiring

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Barbara Walters is reportedly ready for a different view -- retirement.

The New York Times is reporting the 83-year-old will step down from ABC and her talk show "The View" in May of 2014.

The network will reportedly air a series of tributes and specials leading up to her exit.

ABC declined to comment on the report.

Walters' career has spanned more than five decades.

She is credited for breaking down barriers for women in broadcast journalism.

Walters started working as a reporter for NBC's "The Today Show" in the 1960s.

She became first female co-host for the show in 1974.

A few years later, she became the first female to co-anchor "ABC World News Tonight."

Walters has interviewed every U-S president and first lady since Richard and Pat Nixon.

Recently, she has battled some health issues, including open heart surgery in 2010 and a recent bout with chicken pox.

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