Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Multiple reports indicate that The View host Barbara Walters is retiring in May 2014.
Both USA Today
and Hollywood Reporter
report that the veteran ABC News personality is retiring, as well as Brian Stelter of the New York Times via Twitter
Walters has suffered recent health setbacks, including contracting chicken pox and open-heart surgery before that in 2010.
She also suffered a fall in January at the president’s inauguration party that required her to be hospitalized.
USA Today says ABC News has not commented.
The national newspaper said an announcement from Walters herself is not expected.