‘The View’ Expected to Replace Sara Haines With Fox News Host

Fox & Friends Weekend host Abby Huntsman will likely join The View for season 22, a source not connected to ABC told Urban Hollywood 411 Thursday.

Huntsman would replace Sara Haines, who just said goodbye to the ABC round-table program to join the third hour of Good Morning America alongside Michael Strahan.

Huntsman, 32, is the daughter of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (R), who currently serves as U.S. ambassador to Russia.

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Mediaite reported Thursday that Huntsman is leaving Fox News, and will no longer host Fox & Friends Weekend after Sunday.

Previous media reports mentioned Huntsman and Ana Navarro, who frequently guest hosts on The View, as finalists to replace Haines.

Abby Huntsman (Credit: Fox News)
Abby Huntsman (Credit: Fox News)

The show is said to be looking to add a second conservative panelist after Meghan McCain was hired from Fox News a year ago. Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin round out the panel.

The View posted its best ratings in four years over the just-ended season 21, ABC recently announced. The show averaged a total of 2.860 million viewers, leading to its strongest showing since the 2013-2014 season.

The View will return with new episodes in the fall.

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