Changes can happen View. The daytime talk show, which has been testing a rotating guest list since the official departure of permanent co-host Meghan McCain last August, is said to have picked Alyssa Farah Griffin as her permanent seat, The daily mail reports.
Griffin, former White House director of strategic communications under Donald Trump, is a familiar face to fans; she was invited several times on View in the last year. The daily mail reports that ABC, home of View, plans to announce Griffin’s co-host role “immediately.” She would allegedly begin her full-time role in September, when the series returns for season 26.
The maker contacted ABC for comment, but did not hear back at press time.
McCain, Griffin’s predecessor, left View after four seasons on the show, during which she appeared in countless episodes plagued by conflict between her and her co-hosts. McCain often clashed with Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, although she told the Reality with the King podcast in May that she remains friends with Sunny Hostin.
“She’s a really good person and she didn’t demonize me like a lot of others have, for what it’s worth,” McCain said at the time.
McCain first said she was leaving View because she wanted to stay in Washington, DC after moving there at the start of the pandemic. She said in July 2021 that she, her husband and her daughter had an “incredible life” in DC, where they were “surrounded by my family, his family, friends, this amazing support unit.”
However, McCain made her true feelings known a few months later when she blasted View for his “toxic work environment” in his memoirs, bad republican. McCain claimed in his book that ViewThe “screwed up” backstage environment of brought out “the worst in people”.
View has since tried several guest co-hosts — many with conservative politics or Trump White House pasts — to fill McCain’s former post, including Lindsey Granger, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Stephanie Grisham, Michele Tafoya, Lauren Wright , Amanda Carpenter, Mia Love, Jane Coaston, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Condoleeza Rice, Carly Fiorina, SE Cupp, Eboni K. Williams, Mary Katharine Ham, Cameran Eubanks, Gretchen Carlson, Tara Setmayer and Morgan Ortagus.
Since McCain’s exit, Ana Navarro has been one of the show’s most frequent guest co-hosts. Navarro, who appeared on View prior to McCain’s exit but never held a permanent spot on the show’s panel, is a Republican who also provides political commentary for CNN. Unlike many of ViewNavarro’s temporary conservative replacements are much more palatable to viewers, who have criticized other guests as “that lady Karen” and “a shitty show”.
Season 25, the current season of Viewis co-hosted by Goldberg, Behar, Hostin and Sara Haines.
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