Barbara Walters, who has held about every job in broadcasting during her 5 decade television career, will be retiring in May 2014. From co-hosting NBC News' "Today" show to becoming the first female evening news co-anchor on ABC News to creating "The View," Walters has certainly made her mark on TV.
So what's her secret? Walters recently shared some career advice with Fusion's "Wisdom" project.
“If you have curiosity nothing gets stale for you – there’s always a new story, there’s always a new person, there’s always a new scandal," she said." "It’s always new and fresh – and when it no longer is that’s when you should think about doing something else."
When it came to her own success, she said, it was all about pushing through.
“Get your foot in the door," Walters said. "I guess that’s true for any job, especially in television. Do anything – if they want coffee, get the coffee – so what! Just be there before anyone gets in, stay late, do your job and then you hope that you’ll become indispensible – no one really is, but you hope so.”