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Barbara Walters to retire in May of 2014, report says

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Barbara Walters, one of television's most iconic and prominent journalists, will retire in May of 2014, according to multiple reports.

The New York Post, the Huffington Post and TV Newser all report that the 83-year-old host of The View will leave the small screen next May after more than 50 years in the business.

The news of Walters' possible retirement was first reported Thursday by Deadline.com.

Walters has faced numerous health challenges in recent memory. Most recently, she battled a rare case of adult chicken pox in late January. That news came a week after she fell and was hospitalized during an Inauguration Party in Washington.

The 83-year-old journalist has been nominated for dozens of awards during her career. She most notably won Daytime Emmys in 1975, 2005 and 2009 for her work on Today and The View. She co-created the morning ABC talk show in 1997 and has been a staple there ever since.

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