ABC has named Alyssa Farah Griffin as the new conservative 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 The View every day. Both Farah Griffin and Navarro made their debuts on Thursday’s show.
Farah Griffin succeeds Meghan McCain, who had been the show’s primary conservative voice before leaving the series last summer (and was also a frequent critic of Trump). Farah Griffin, despite working for the former president, has become critical of his actions since Jan. 6, 2021. The View has been ‘auditioning’ for a co-host since McCain’s departure and had a number of prominent conservative co-hosts filling in, with Farah Griffin among them, and appearing frequently on the program.
Navarro, who has been a guest go-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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