‘The View’ adds Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro as new co-hosts

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“The View” announced Thursday morning that Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro will join the ABC talk show’s panel as co-hosts, adding two conservative perspectives to the mix.

In a news release describing Farah Griffin as “in the Conservative seat”, executive producer Brian Teta said he is “ready to share his unique political experience and keep himself in difficult debates with his co-hosts and guests.” Hue brings a strong conservative outlook on both sides of the aisle.”

Introducing Farrah Griffin’s permanent role on the show, moderator Whoopi Goldberg referred to program producer Barbara Walters’ original intention of “differing views”. [to be] represented in this table. Farrah Griffin “understands what it’s like to be in the hot seat,” Goldberg continued.

Farrah Griffin, who once wrote for a far-right conspiracy website and worked for congressmen including Mark Meadows, is best known for working in the Trump administration—first as press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence and Later as White House strategic director. Communications. She resigned shortly after the 2020 election, testified with the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 and, during one of her nearly 30 visits to “The View,” said she didn’t want Trump. Became president again.

“The last few years have been pretty turbulent for me,” Farah Griffin said on Thursday’s episode. He said he was “proud to have my voice” after serving as spokesperson for so long.

Navarro, who became a fan while serving on “The View” as a regular guest host, noted on-air that “we’re finally putting a ring on this and making it official.” Although she was made a permanent co-host, she would not appear in every episode. He cited “other work commitments” as the reason for this, possibly referring to his role as a political commentator on CNN, ABC News and Telemundo programming.

As an outspoken Trump critic, Navarro still identifies as a Republican and reaffirmed this in November’s episode: “I wouldn’t let a guy who was a Democrat, an independent — who was a Republican a few years ago.” Became – kick me out. I won’t fire someone who has no ideology, no principles and no beliefs,” she said on January 6 after insisting Trump be held accountable for his actions.

Farrah Griffin and Navarro will bring conservative remarks back to “The View” after polarizing co-host Meghan McCain’s high-profile, tense exit last year. They will star alongside Goldberg and co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sarah Haines on season 26, which begins in September.