Barbara Walters announces last day on 'The View'

Barbara Walters will retire as co-host of 'The View' on May 16. (Photo: WikiMedia Commons)

(WJLA) - Media icon Barbara Walters has announced she will retire from co-hosting "The View" on ABC next month.

According to, Walters' last day on the show will be May 16.

In a statement, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said it is “hard to imagine television without her.”

“In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters,” MediaBistro quotes Iger.

Walters will reportedly continue to executive produce the show, and contribute to ABC News from time to time.

Read more on MediaBistro.

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