She currently co-hosts “Fox & Friends Weekend” — and now Abby Huntsman is leaving her current network to join the cast of “The View” on ABC.
Huntsman will be replacing Sarah Haines, who is leaving “The View” to co-host the third hour of “Good Morning America.” This weekend will be Huntsman’s last with Fox.
Huntsman, who is 32 years old, will be a welcome addition to “The View” for conservatives as she provides a second right-leaning voice to the show.
Meghan McCain is right now the only conservative co-host — and her disagreements with leftist hosts like Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar often go viral.
Before the Huntsman announcement, former “View” co-host and “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure told Fox News that she hoped the series would add another conservative voice to join McCain at the table.
“I really hope that it is a conservative seat, because I think it will balance out that table,” Bure said. “They need more than one conservative, so I really hope it’s a conservative.”
The hosts of “The View,” with Huntsman’s addition, will be: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain and now Abby Huntsman.
Some speculated the anti-Trumper and frequent guest Ava Navarro would fill the vacancy — but the network and producers are clearly recognizing that the series is slanted too far one way and that they are missing out on a lot of viewers because of this.
Huntsman is the daughter of Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman and has hosted “Fox & Friends Weekend” since 2016.
She’s married and has one daughter. She has a children’s book being released in September, titled “Who Will I Be?”