ABC has named Alyssa Farah Griffin as the new co-host on The View.
The network has also signed Republican commentator Ana Navarro, who has appeared on the program regularly for the past 4 years, as a recurring co-host. Navarro, who has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, also appears regularly on CNN and is not expected to appear on The View every day. Both Farah Griffin and Navarro made their debuts on Thursday’s show.
Farah Griffin succeeds Meghan McCain, who left the series last summer (and was also a frequent critic of Trump). Farah Griffin, despite working for the former president, has become critical of Trump since Jan. 6, 2021.
The View has been ‘auditioning’ for a co-host since McCain’s departure and had a number of co-hosts filling in, with Farah Griffin among them, and appearing frequently on the program. The network announced that they were looking to add what it called “conservative” personalities, but avoided those that support the former president. Critics of Navarro and Griffin have referred to them as never-Trumpers and RINOs (Republican In Name Only).
Navarro, who has been a guest co-host for the past four years, will step in to replace the other hosts during their absences. Navarro explained on Thursday’s show she “wasn’t ready to make a full-time commitment” to the show, citing her life in Miami and how frequently she flies back and forth.
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