At ABC, she began "The Barbara Walters Specials" and "10 Most Fascinating People," which has become a regular annual program. Walters has interviewed every U.S. president and first lady since Richard and Pat Nixon. She spent two decades, starting in 1984 as co-host and correspondent for ABC's "20/20."
Walters, 83, now primarily works as co-host of ABC's "The View," which she helped create in 1997. It is expected that she will announce her retirement on the program this May, giving the network a year to run a number of tribute specials and retrospectives on her career.
The announcement comes on the heels of a number of health concerns for the news personality. Walters underwent heart surgery in 2010, and was more recently in the news after suffering a concussion in Washington, and ultimately being diagnosed with chicken pox.