05/20/2014 05:33 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

Former ABC News President: 'Tough' Barbara Walters 'Was No Cream Puff'

After decades of hard-hitting, news-making interviews, Barbara Walters' retirement from television last week came after she's spent most of her recent years making waves in daytime talk on "The View" and ranking each year's most fascinating people. But former ABC News President David Westin told HuffPost Live it's important not to forget just how "tough" Walters has been throughout her career. "She did not hesitate to tell me when she disagreed with me," he said.

See Westin's comments about Walters' tenacity in the video above, and click here to watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the state of women in journalism.