Barbara Walters Reportedly Drops a Bombshell During Interview With President Obama

Dec 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Barbara Walters, 82, reportedly dropped a bombshell today during an interview with President Obama. According to a source who was present during the White House interview, Walters said she will retire next year, TMZ.com reports.

The website reports: “According to the source, during a break in the action, Barbara leaned over to Obama and said, ‘I need one more interview with you because I’m retiring next year.’ Here’s the thing … Barbara’s mic was open when she said it, and lots of people were listening.”

In a classic non-denial, denial, Jeff Schneider, Sr. VP of ABC News, told TMZ, "Barbara has joked that she is retiring every year since the Clinton Administration. Anyone who just did a day trip to Syria, 90-minute prime time special and an interview with the President and First Lady hardly sounds like someone retiring from anything."


  1. I’m sorry, but why would an 82 year old journalist announcing her retirement be a bombshell?

  2. SO what??? And…who cares?????

  3. Why don’t the Networks put people like Barbara Walters out to pasture and make room for some new blood, who in a very short time, can be just as famous.

  4. Gosh, it should have happened 50 years ago. That would have been welcome news.

  5. I wonder the age of those who have already left negative comments? I admire Walters, and have for years. The fact that she is 82 and still contributing is fantastic…we’re lucky to still have her. Remember young whippersnappers…someday you too WILL get old. I’m sure at that time your opinion on this subject will be just a tad different than what you’re expressing today.

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