Brief news from here and elsewhere:

Barbara Walters on "The View" Monday. (Lou Rocco / ABC via Reuters) Barbara Walters on “The View” Monday. (Lou Rocco / ABC via Reuters)

Barbara Walters choreographs her retirement announcement exquisitely — waiting until the May sweeps to make the long-anticipated announcement and even narrating the video tribute to her own career — with the caveat that she will still be dipping her toe into the TV waters now and then. (TV Column)

— Monica, the R&B singer, and Shannon Brown, the Phoenix Suns guard, are expecting their first child together. (People)

— Teddy Roosevelt had to wait for years for his first win, but Taft notched his first Racing Presidents victory Saturday, just a month after joining the lineup. (D.C. Sports Bog)

Seth Meyers to take Jimmy Fallon’s old time slot as an NBC late-night talk show host. (TV Column)