May 13, 2013 - 4:57am by McCarton
After 40 years on air and more than 50 years in the TV news business, Barbara Walters is calling it a day.
The television trailblazer has confirmed that she will announce her retirement on today's episode of The View. Barbara will continue working on the show and with ABC News until the end of 2013, but will turn 84 in September and has decided she wants to experience life without working.
Find out what she had to say after the jump!