Barbara Walters Announces RETIREMENT

Wow.  A lot of critics were saying she should retire after she put the Kardashians on her Most Fascinating List.  Well, it’s happening.  Barbara Walters has unofficially announced her retirement….. and um, she didn’t mean to.  During her interview at the White House, she told the president that she’s retiring during one of their breaks.  Oops!

Her mic was still on when she leaned over and said,

“I need one more interview with you because I’m retiring next year.”

Since the cat is out of the bag, you can expect an official announcement shortly.  Stay tuned!

UPDATE: TMZ  talked to ABC and of course they are laughing it off saying,

“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.”

Which… that does make sense.  BUT, she is no spring chicken, she’s going to retire at one point or another… this could be the real thing.  I guess we will just wait and see.