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Red Carpet Confidential: Barbara Walters Gives 4 Tips For Career Success

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May 13 2013, Published 8:52 a.m. ET

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Now that Barbara Walters announced her retirement today on The View, she is getting ready to cap off a journalism career that has served her well for more than 50 years.

The thrice-wed TV icon, 83, shared her secrets for excelling in the workplace last month during the Time 100 Gala in NYC. 

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“Love what you do, come in early, stay late and don’t bitch,” the mother of one tells me. “That may be the best piece of advice I give you.”

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Still, Barbara isn’t saying goodbye completely. She’ll retain her executive producer role on The View.

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Hm, what would she like to see happen in the next ten years on the gabfest?  

“In the next ten years, I’d like us all to be alive.”

Bonus: We’ll still get to enjoy her quips through summer 2014.

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Afterwards, her new uniform will likely consist of her signature non-work garb: "jeans and t-shirts.”

What will you miss about Barbara? Tweet us @okmagazine.

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