Barbara Walters Makes TV Comeback, to Host '10 Most Fascinating People'

By | Oct 22, 2014 05:35 AM EDT

Veteran journalist Barbara Walters, who announced her retirement  last year, is set to make a TV comeback this December to host her long-running series, "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," a statement from ABC News announced.

The two-hour TV special will feature some of the most popular personalities in TV and in motion pictures, including Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson, and many more.

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Walters could not hold the excitement of having to interview some of her most favorite celebrities so the veteran host decided to give TV one more try.

"I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of '10 Most Fascinating People,'" she said.

"I know we said last year was our last, but there are just too many fascinating people out there," she continues.

The seasoned TV personality has been lured from retirement many times. In June, she made an appearance in "The View" and on a special edition of "20/20" where she interviewed Peter Rodger, whose son, Elliot Roger, was infamous for shooting people at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Walters announced her retirement in May 2014. She was in the industry for over 50 years.

Her final episode at the "The View," served as a tribute to one of the most honored journalists on TV. Guests included Hillary Clinton, Michael Douglas, and Oprah Winfrey.

Walters first became known as a television personality when she was a writer and segment producer of "women's interest stories" on the morning NBC News program The Today Show. She was the first woman to hold the title "co-host" and eventually the first female co-anchor of any network evening news. From 1997 until her retirement, she was a co-host at The View. She was awarded the Daytime Emmy Awards thrice.

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