Prominent journalist Barbara Walters set to retire next year

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 08:30 hrs

Barbara Walters, one of the most prominent television journalists in the U.S. is reportedly set to retire in May 2014 after serving for more than five decades.

Walters, 83, is said to be planning to announce her retirement in the next few weeks, a foreign news agency reported citing a source from an eminent news agency.

The source said that it was very much her decision and she would best explain it herself.

Walters faced a series of health issues recently. She was hospitalized in January after fainting and hitting her head, and then came down with chicken pox, according to Fox News.

Walters is known as one of the top interviewers of US. The list of her interviewees in her long career includes, Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatcher, Saddam Hussein and every U.S. president since Richard Nixon. (ANI)

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