Barbara Walters announces she doesn't have an announcement
April 1st, 2013
12:14 PM ET

Barbara Walters announces she doesn't have an announcement

We've all been mentally planning for Barbara Walters to announce her retirement.

But when "The View" returned on Monday, the respected news personality did no such thing.

Whoopi Goldberg, who joked that Walters is the only thing she's heard about over the past two weeks, opened the hour-long daytime show by asking her co-host to set the record straight.

"The point is, nothing is going on," Walters said, going on to acknowledge that there were several reports last week concluding that she was retiring from ABC in 2014.

As CNN's Alan Duke reported, outlets such as Deadline.com suggested that the plan is for Walters to announce her retirement in May, which would allow ABC a year to pay tribute to her influential career before she steps down the following spring.

But on Monday, Walters reiterated that there hasn't been a comment on the reports, adding that there was an assumption she'd have big news as "The View" returned from a two-week hiatus.

"The paparazzi were outside of my home," the 83-year-old journalist said. "However, I have no announcement to make. But I do want to say that if and when I might have an announcement to make I will do it on this program, I promise. And the paparazzi guys, you will be the last to know."


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  1. Roger Moore

    yes, Sean Connery does all his own blogging. I'm sitting right here watching him do it. We're drinking martinis - shaken, not stirred.

    April 4, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sean Connery does not blog it has too be an imposter

    -

    April 4, 2013 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sean Connery

    silence, you cows of many colors

    April 4, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Behar is going too be friends with the director....

    yep

    April 4, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. Meh

    Meh – that is all

    April 3, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. test

    http://db.tt/ADmjJOTn

    April 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Barbara Walters announces she doesn't have sand in her vajajay

    .

    April 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Baba Wawa

    does not have sand in her cootch. probably not...

    April 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hasselbeck

    hahahahaha

    April 2, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Elisabeth H.

      has been spotted in skimpy swimwear on numerous occasions. This increases the likelihood that there are deposits of granular material (finely ground rock, mineral particles, calcium carbonate) in and upon her labia majora.

      April 3, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. nuclear mike

    Now if all 5 of these TV clowness'es would just resign and go home the show would be worth watching!!!

    April 2, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. M.A.P.

    HasselPLOP!

    April 2, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. Between 2pm-4:30pm

    I miss Ms. Behar too bad she did not reconsider

    April 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really

      Walters makes the program as do all the others. U go girl;) PeaceAll.

      April 2, 2013 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. My Comments

    Hasselbeck is out....1 less too worry about

    April 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Overheard Conversation s- You Lose

    Overheard Conversations–YOU LOSE

    1. both are single and can have x in the salon bathroom if the want
    2. her family are leeches and suck her mentally dry
    3. mind your business....

    April 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. NY WINS

    and never forget it.

    April 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Overheard Conversations--YOU LOSE

    1. both are single and can have x in the salon bathroom if the want
    2. her family are leeches and suck her mentally dry
    3. mind your business....

    April 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  17. What version of the coversation did you tell him...

    the 2 i know are single and can baff whenever they like...she needs the boost and her family are controlling leeches who do not let the woman breath

    mind your own business if your not aware of the entire story...

    April 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Walters Saga

    no dear....he was separated from his wife and not in the house...

    April 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. robert

    Class? she was screwimg a married senator 35 yrs agn, walters is a filthy pig

    April 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • BANGING BARBARA

      Walden was living in another home and separated–he was able to bang barbara

      April 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. shut it down

    I lost all respect for her when she joined this show.. not that I had any to begin with. At least Behar is gone, but the whole thing needs to be cancelled.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Clete

    When has she ever been a journalist?

    April 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  22. TV_Fan

    All of the view women need to retire. They all suck at their job.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  23. john Doe

    Damn old hag let some 1 esle enjoy the spotlight....

    April 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lord Toronaga

    A total combined IQ of 40..... Mostly because Behar and Goldberg come in negative.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. noneya

    I think I will go leave a giant steaming pile of poop for the paparazzi.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  26. joek

    Wish Joy Blowhard was the one retiring.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Marita

    I am happy Ms. Walters has no intentions of leaving. She is smart + classy! She has NEVER disappointed in all the years I've been following her! – @Marita.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  28. kirk

    And hasselback, she needs to just shut it, your their to look pretty, unfortunately, you talk too

    April 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  29. kirk

    That old dried up bitty needs some oil, rusted shut id imagine

    April 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. X27

    POOOOOOOOP

    April 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Madge

    I want that dress too!!!!

    April 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Behar

    nice dress...

    April 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Madge

    hasselbeck is wearing a dumb hat

    April 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sokman

    Thanks cnn, for writing an article to tell us there's nothing here to write an article about. Its in-depth, cut to the chase "news" stories like this that has your viewers jumping ship on a daily basis.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |

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