Aug 4, 2022 - Economy

Alyssa Farah Griffin named as co-host of "The View"

Alyssa Farah Griffin is the guest co-host and Kellyanne Conway is the guest on The View.

Alyssa Farah Griffin is the guest co-host on "The View."

Former Trump aide Alyssa Farah Griffin was named as an official co-host of "The View," ABC announced on Thursday.

Driving the news: Griffin will takeover as the conservative voice on the daily talk show after serving as a guest co-host since Meghan McCain exited the show in 2021.

  • ABC also officially named Ana Navarro as a co-host. Navarro has been a regular guest host since 2018.

Details: She previously served as the press secretary for the Department of Defense and former White House communications director under former President Trump.

  • Griffin, who denounced Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, worked with CNN before "The View" asked her to fill in for McCain, per Vanity Fair.
  • Her selection could be controversial given her past ties to Trump but she has become an outspoken critic of the former president.
  • The Daily Mail was first to report Griffin's new role.

Flashback: McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, left the daytime talk show in July 2021 after first joining the show back in 2017.

  • McCain would frequently clash liberal co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin.
  • Sources told Axios at the time that ABC tried to keep McCain but wanted her to work out of New York. McCain lives in Washington, D.C.
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