It’s official: Meghan McCain is now a permanent co-host of The View.
“I’m honored and proud to be part of such an iconic show with a diverse, smart, strong and interesting group of women,” McCain said in a statement released by ABC News. “I’ve been a fan of the show for many years, so taking my seat at that table is definitely a career highlight!”
The former Fox Newser joined the Hot Topics table for the first time earlier today.
“Meghan is smart and well-informed, with passionate opinions that will create a new and exciting dynamic at the table” said senior executive producer Hilary Estey McLoughlin. “She has a unique perspective and life experience that will bring a fresh, multigenerational voice to the show. We know she’ll be a great addition to ‘The View.’”
McCain left Fox News last month after a 10-month stint as a co-host on the panel program Outnumbered. CNN reported just days later that she was in “late-stage talks” to become the next conservative panelist on The View after Jedediah Bila unexpectedly left. ABC News declined to comment on the CNN report when we reached out last month.
In addition to her new gig on the weekday panel program, McCain will also become an ABC News contributor, occasionally appearing on Good Morning America and ABC News’s Sunday public affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
The daughter of Arizona Senator and 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, Meghan McCain rose to prominence when she launched a popular blog while on the campaign trail with her father. She later became a columnist at The Daily Beast and an MSNBC contributor before making the move to Fox News as a contributor in 2015.