ABC has announced that Abby Huntsman will join the cast of The View as Sara Haines exits. Huntsman will make her debut on Tuesday, September 4th.

What’s happening:

  • Abby Huntsman has been named co-host of ABC daytime talk show, The View. She will join co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, and moderator Whoopi Goldberg starting on Tuesday, September 4th.
  • Huntsman has served as an anchor on Fox & Friends Weekend and co-host on MSNBC’s The Cycle. She’s also hosted and producer for “HuffPost Live, the company’s streaming network.
  • Huntsman began her career interning at Good Morning America and World News Tonight before serving as a news desk assistant for ABC News in Washington DC and an assistant booker for Good Morning America in NYC.

Coming up on Season 22 of The View:

  • The first month of the Season begins with an impressive lineup of guests including:
    • 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
    • Jane Fonda
  • Scheduled guests for Premiere Week of September 3-7 are as follows (subject to change):
    • Monday, September 3— (OAD 8/2/18) Sara Haines’ final show as co-host; Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin)
    • Tuesday, September 4 – The View kicks off Season 22 with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor
    • Wednesday, September 5 – Former Secretary of State John Kerry (author, Every Day is Extra)
    • Thursday, September 6 – A Day of Hot Topics
    • Friday, September 7 – Wendy Williams (The Wendy Williams Show)

What they’re saying:

  • Hilary Estey McLoughlin, senior executive producer: “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.”
  • Abby Huntsman: “I couldn’t be more be excited to return to my professional roots at ABC News. 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!”     .


  • Former co-host Sara Haines is leaving her position at The View to join Michael Strahan for the third hour of Good Morning America. Haines and Strahan will host GMA Day starting on Monday, September 10th.