Sara Haines Returning to ‘The View,’ ABC Confirms

The View Panel (Credit: ABC)

It’s official. Sara Haines is rejoining The View as a co-host for Season 24.

ABC made the announcement Friday, saying Haines will join the ladies on the daytime talk show for its premiere next week.

“I grew up watching The View, and what this show stands for – different women, different backgrounds and different points of view – just speaks to my soul,” Haines said in the announcement. “I feel like I caught a shooting star twice. To once again be a part of the dialogue where I can share, discuss and disagree alongside these powerful and strong women is a tremendous honor. I feel very lucky.”

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The Iowa native previously co-hosted The View from 2016 to 2018, and has filled in since leaving.

“Sara never stopped being a part of The View family and we’re so excited to once again have her warmth, humor and thoughtful viewpoint join the rest of our talented co-hosts on the panel,” said executive producer Brian Teta.

Haines left The View to co-host ABC’s short-lived GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke, which was canceled earlier this year.

She will now take over the spot left open when Abby Huntsman left to help run her father Jon Huntsman Jr.’s campaign for Utah governor.

Haines previously served as a correspondent for ABC News, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three young children. The mom-of-three took to Instagram Friday to share her excitement about rejoining The View with her followers.

“Loving all of my ‘views’ right now,” she captioned a photo of herself holding a View mug with her kids playing in the background. “This mug has seen enough of the couch and is ready to return to the @theviewabc table (metaphorically speaking in these times) next week!!! We are overdue for some good times in 2020 – let’s do this!!”

Season 24 of The View premieres after Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

While the majority of the co-hosts will be appearing at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, ABC says Haines will work from the show’s New York City studio.