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ABC News headquarters in New York named in honour of retiring Barbara Walters

FILE - In this image released by ABC, Barbara Walters poses with Tom Cruise during an interview for her annual special,

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FILE - In this image released by ABC, Barbara Walters poses with Tom Cruise during an interview for her annual special, "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008," that aired on Dec. 4, 2008, on ABC. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/ABC, Steve Fenn, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The ABC News headquarters in New York has been named in honour of Barbara Walters, who's retiring after a storied television reporting career that has spanned five decades.

ABC News says the 84-year-old Walters was honoured on Monday in a ceremony dedicating The Barbara Walters Building in Manhattan.

Walters announced in 2013 she would be retiring this year from regular TV appearances. She's scheduled to say goodbye as co-host of "The View" on Friday.

The network says she'll remain an executive producer with the New York-based series and will make special ABC News appearances as events warrant.

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