Take a little time to enjoy the view…of a new cohost! When season 22 of The View kicks off next week, there will be a new cohost tackling the hot topics. Former Fox News correspondent, Abby Huntsman will be filling the seat left by Sara Haines.
Huntsman will be joining the show fresh from her tenure over at Fox and Friends Weekends. Much like cohost Meghan McCain, Huntsman comes from a political family as her father, John Huntsman Jr., is the United States Ambassador to Russia, served as the governor of Utah and ran for president back in 2012. Huntsman began her television career as a correspondent for ABC News during her father’s presidential campaign.
The show’s senior executive producer, Hilary Estey McLoughlin, released an official statement which read:
“We have an exciting season ahead of us and are thrilled to welcome Abby Huntsman to ‘The View. 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. 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.”
Huntsman took to Twitter to express her excitement in joining the show:
It’s official! Thrilled to return to where it all began for me @ABC – running scripts, covering the overnight news desk, & logging tape – never dreamt back then I’d one day join @TheView table. Get excited for Season 22 with @whoopigoldberg @joyvbehar @sunny @meghanmccain! pic.twitter.com/SGBkSNCGyn
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) August 28, 2018