Paula Faris Named Co-Host of The View

By Mark Joyella 

Former WMAQ sports anchor Paula Faris, who left the NBC-owned Chicago station in 2011 for ABC News, will join ABC’s The View as a co-host.

“I’m humbled and excited to have not one, but two dream jobs — ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘The View’,” said Faris. “What I love about the ‘The View’ is that no topic is off the table and every viewer can feel like they have a voice on the show. I can’t wait to connect with the audience in a new way as I take a seat alongside this exceptional group of women.”

The View launches its 19th season in September, with Joy Behar returning, along with Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné and Michelle Collins as co-hosts.