Jul 1, 2021 - Economy

Meghan McCain to leave ABC's "The View"

Meghan McCain said Thursday that she will be leaving ABC's "The View" in July after four seasons.

Why it matters: McCain, the daughter of late Arizona Sen. John McCain, is the only conservative host on the show, which has experienced some of its best ratings with her on the panel.

  • She has often feuded with liberal co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin on-air.
  • Prior to joining "The View," McCain worked as a columnist for The Daily Beast, a host for Fox News and a regular MSNBC contributor.
  • News of McCain's departure from the view was first reported by the Daily Mail.

Background: Sources tell Axios that ABC fought to keep McCain but wanted her to work from the New York City studio. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area, where she and her husband, Ben Domenech, live with their new baby, Liberty.

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