‘The View’ season 22 kicks off next week September 4, and they will be getting a NEW CO-HOST–and she is POLITICAL too! She will be filling the seat left behind by Sara Haines.
Former Fox News correspondent Abby Huntsman takes over for Haines .
“We have an exciting season ahead of us and are thrilled to welcome Abby Huntsman to ‘The View,'” Hilary Estey McLoughlin, the show’s senior executive producer, said in a statement.
“She brings her unique life and professional experiences and has a smart, relatable and distinctive point of view on everything from pop culture to politics to parenthood,” she continued. “We can’t wait to return to the Hot Topics table with Abby joining our panel of incredibly talented women whose diverse voices have always played a significant role in the national conversation.”
“I couldn’t be more be excited to return to my professional roots at ABC News,” added Huntsman. “I look forward to adding my own point of view to the most interesting and successful talk show on television today. Joining the women at ‘The View’ really is a dream come true!”
Huntsman comes from a POLITICAL family as well much like Meghan McCain. Her father, John Huntsman Jr., is currently United States Ambassador to Russia, was governor of Utah and ran for president back in 2012. He’s also served as Ambassador to Singapore and China.
Abby first got her start on ABC News as a correspondent during her father’s campaign, before jumping to MSNBC and Fox News. The NEW season is definitely going to be INTERESTING to say the least.
In the first month guests include: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor, former Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator Charles Schumer, Stormy Daniels, Wendy Williams, Kristen Bell, America Ferrera, Ricky Gervais, Taraji P. Henson, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Emma Thompson, Sally Field and Jane Fonda.