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Sara Haines is the latest to pass through The Revolving Door of The View. This morning she performed the traditional “bittersweet” announcement on the broadcast, noting that she is leaving for “the best reason”: Haines will host the third hour of Good Morning America with Michael Strahan.


Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Abby Huntsman immediately took the lead in the replacement name game, among sources with knowledge of the thinking at ABC News, which is said to be seeking a second conservative host to keep Meghan McCain company. Ana Navarro’s name also came up a lot.

The View now has two vacant panelist chairs; Haines’ announcement follows by four days the news that three-year co-host Paula Faris is leaving the show, and her weekend GMA duties, for a new assignment that includes contributing to Good Morning America and a podcast on faith.

The speculation could go on for quite a while; ABC typically does not announce the new lineup until shortly before the show’s new season starts, right after Labor Day holiday. The show’s annual host-changeover soap opera is among reasons the ABC News daytime talker remains a darling of the media. News of talks with Huntsman first appeared in Huffington Post.

Among recent headline-generating comings and goings: Sherri Shepherd, who had been a panelist since 2007, threw in the towel in 2014, joined by short-termer Jenny McCarthy, and the only-just returned Rosie O’Donnell.

Short-termers Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace bowed out in 2015; Wallace is now tearing up the turf at MSNBC. Raven-Symone, Michelle Collins and Candace Cameron Bure were out in 2016. Jedediah Bila was gone in 2017, and now Faris and Haines departed this year.

Breaking the news to show viewers this morning, Haines said she was leaving “for the best reason” but insisted she was not done being grateful to the program for catapulting her career.

“I have watched the show since it began. Look at who I am flanked by!” Haines said. “There are days I go to look at Whoopi and I can’t finish the sentence because I remember – it’s Whoopi Goldberg!”

“Just think about this: only one person will be interrupting you,” Joy Behar said of the move, while McCain told Haines she appreciates that she “always wants to see the bright side of everything. It’s such a gift. I don’t have that.”

They played the video in which Strahan and Haines enthused over each other and their new program, after which, Behar noted dryly, “From that video she doesn’t sound sound like she’s going to miss us too much.”

Nonetheless, she told Haines: “We will miss you. You’re like an Iowa Sunday. That was a compliment.”

Abby Huntsman Is Expected to Replace Sara Haines on The View, Source Says

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Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Abby Huntsman has officially been chosen to replace Sara Haines on The View, according to a report from Mediaite. Haines announced last month that she will be departing the talk show at the end of the season in order to join Michael Strahan on a new third hour of Good Morning America, which is expected to premiere on Sept. 10.

Fox News confirmed to Mediaite that after this weekend, Huntsman will no longer serve as co-host for the morning show.

A rep for The View had no comment when reached by PEOPLE, but a source says Huntsman has lots of fans at ABC and expected to land at The View.

Huntsman would join will be joining current co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain on the long-running morning program.

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Two weeks ago, PEOPLE learned that both Huntsman and regular CNN contributor Ana Navarro, both of whom are openly conservative, were at the top of the list of contenders for Haines’ replacement.

Huntsman, the daughter to current U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr., has been with Fox News since 2015, starting out as a reporter before earning her co-anchoring position on Fox & Friends Weekend.

Perhaps owing to her ties to the White House, the conservative media personality tends to take a friendlier tone toward modern administrative affairs — with one rare exception being her slight Twitter rebuke of the president’s words at the Helsinki Summit in mid-July.

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McCain recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and discussed how she felt about the prospect of having another conservative voice on the show.

“It’s not important to me to have another Republican on the show,” she said. “I think I can hold my own, and I’m very strong.”

However, she added, “Would it be nice? Of course.”

The View airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.

  • By Michele Corriston

ABC’s daytime talk show The View has been making headlines this summer for all the wrong reasons: two of the show’s co-hosts, Paula Faris and Sara Haines, both announced they would not be returning to the series for this fall’s Season 22.

On July 18, Faris revealed she was leaving The View after three years with the program, and also her weekend co-anchor role on Good Morning America, to spend more time with her family, as previously reported by Inquisitr. Caroline, Landon, and JJ’s mother had experienced a “rough year health-wise” after suffering a “tough” miscarriage.

She will, however, remain with ABC News, focusing on reporting and breaking news, and will be starting a brand-new podcast about faith.

A few days later, on July 23, Haines explained that she was leaving The View after two years to co-host ABC’s new third hour of Good Morning America with Michael Strahan, GMA Day, which is slated to debut on September 10.

“I never thought in a million years I would be leaving one dream job for another dream job,” she said during her tearful goodbye, Inquisitr reported.

The View has gone through 21 co-hosts since it debuted on ABC in 1997, and the majority of those changes happened just within the last five years.

That’s a wrap on Season 21 of @theviewabc – it was a good one! @WhoopiGoldberg @sarahaines @JoyVBehar @sunny @MeghanMcCain @candincarter pic.twitter.com/gC83o9PqqJ

— Brian Teta (@Brianteta) August 3, 2018

“Everyone is stressed out,” a behind-the-scenes insider told Closer Weekly. “They’re happy for Sara and Paula, but they’re stressed out about who will replace them — and if their jobs are safe.”

When veteran broadcast journalist Barbara Walters created the show, it was groundbreaking and innovative. Since then, other television programs have copied its format and then added in unique elements to score more viewers and higher ratings.

Even though the series has won more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards during its 21 years on air, at this year’s ceremony, held on April 29, its two main competitors, The Talk and The Real, took home the top honors in the categories the show was nominated in.

The Talk won the Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment trophy, and Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley won for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.

Ladies get Lit Thursday. Not sure Behar will make it to the studio tomorrow!! @sarahaines @joyvbehar @meghanmccain @paulafaris

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So, who will be joining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCarin at The View table next month?

The source for Closer Weekly told the magazine that the producers are allegedly considering frequent guest co-host Ana Navarro and former E! News co-host Catt Sadler.

In July, a Deadline source said Abby Huntsman from Fox & Friends was high on ABC’s wish list.

THE VIEW – Guests include 50 Cent and an Honorary ESPY is presented to 103-year old Ida Keeling today Tuesday, July 17, 2018 on ABC’s “The View.” The View airs Monday – Friday (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ Paula Lobo ) JOY BEHAR, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, 50 CENT, SARA HAINES, MEGHAN MCCAIN, SUNNY HOSTINFeatured image credit: Paula LoboABC

No word yet as to when ABC will make a decision about next season’s new co-host or two, but the Closer insider said that The View will also “probably get a new theme song, a new set, but the format and the hot topics won’t change. They’re always going to do what they do best — unite some people and really upset others.”

GMA’s Sara Haines Talks Life as a New Mom of 3: ‘I’m Not Sure If We Ever Figured Out Having 2!’

Sara Haines is easing into life as a mom of three!

The Strahan, Sara and Keke co-anchor, 41, welcomed her third child, son Caleb Joseph, 11 weeks ago with lawyer husband Max Shifrin. And her new family of five couldn’t be happier.

“Max and I are still adjusting to having three kids — although I’m not sure if we ever completely figured out having two!” the Good Morning America contributor and former View co-host jokes in the new issue of PEOPLE.

The couple are also parents to daughter Sandra Grace, 20 months, and son Alec Richard, 3½.

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“But within the chaos, we constantly remind each other to pause and take it all in,” Haines adds in her conversation with PEOPLE. “We feel very lucky.”

Haines and Shifrin welcomed their new addition on June 26. Baby Caleb — who was named after Haines’ grandfather and brother — weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz.

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“Max and I are riding the life high of meeting this new little guy and the heart we just grew as he joins Alec and Sandra,” the ABC journalist told PEOPLE of her newest family member back in June.

For more from Sara Haines, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Fatherhood has been the ultimate touchdown for Michael Strahan. While the former NFL player knew how to provide defense on the football field, off of it, he learned how to safeguard his family after becoming a parent at an early age.

“Having my two oldest kids at such a young age taught me about the ultimate responsibility of providing for your family,” Strahan tells Parade.com in a recent interview. “It made me more mature and also made me think through my decisions fully.”

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The Good Morning America host is a father to 27-year-old daughter, Tanita, and 24-year-old son, Michael Jr., both of whom he shares with his ex-wife Wanda Hutchins. Strahan also shares 15-year-old daughters Isabella and Sophia with ex-wife Jean Muggli.

Although he welcomed his twins at a later stage of his life, Strahan didn’t stray from his original parenting methods. The dad of four raised his kids “the same,” teaching them “that they should be humble and love what they do in any aspect of their life.” He also instilled in them “that nothing is given and everything is earned.”

While his oldest kids have shied away from the spotlight and currently work with Strahan at SMAC Entertainment, his youngest daughters, who are freshmen in high school, don’t mind the attention. That being said, the doting father teaches his girls “values and how to be respectable young ladies.” “Always explaining to them that anything you post online or on social media is there forever,” he adds.

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Between his four kids, GMA, his analyst spot on Fox Sports and other shows like his YouTube series Close Talker with Michael Strahan, the TV personality still manages to prioritize self-care.

“I think taking time for self-care is very important, you need to make time for yourself if you want feel your best,” he says. “I don’t love working out like I did during my football career, but I make time to go every day because it’s a big stress reliever for me. I also try and find time every week for a massage and acupuncture.”

With an early call time on ABC, the retired athlete aims to be in bed by 8 or 9 p.m. to start winding down for the night. Strahan landed his gig with GMA back in 2014.

These days, the former New York Giants player couldn’t be happier to be working with his co-anchors Sara Haines and Keke Palmer on GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke.

“I’m constantly learning from them,” he says. “I’m always watching and observing them, they both have their own unique way of doing things.” Most importantly, “I learned that three people raised in three completely different households can all be so similar.”

Michael Strahan and Sara Haines gave Keke Palmer the best birthday gift. Find out what it was.

‘Good Morning America’ co-host Sara Haines welcomes baby No. 3: ‘Let the sleep deprivation begin!’

“Good Morning America” co-host Sara Haines has welcomed baby No. 3, and it’s a boy!

The TV journalist announced on social media that she and husband Max Shifrin are now outnumbered after Caleb Joseph Shifrin made his appearance June 26.

Their newborn is named after Haines’ grandfather and brother and weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., she confirmed to People magazine.

In her Instagram post, the 41-year-old mom of three wrote they are “so in love” with their “little guy” and they can’t wait for him to meet big brother Alec, 3 and sister Sandra, 18 months.

“Let the sleep deprivation begin!!” she wrote.

Haines appears on the third hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America” with former NFL football player Michael Strahan for “Strahan and Sara.”

She was previously on ABC’s “The View” and NBC’s “Today” show.

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Merry merry Christmas from the Haines/Shifrin!! Seeing our little family with my #Haines family (the originals + my niece & nephews) has my cup running over. @maxshifrin @george5ge @abby_george_

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GMA Day’s Sara Haines, 41, Expecting Third Child with Husband Max Shifrin

Sara Haines is pregnant!

The GMA Day co-host, 41, and her husband Max Shifrin are expecting their third child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The new baby — who will join big sister Sandra Grace, 1, and brother Alec Richard, 2½ — is due in July.

“We just figured out our one-on-one defense and now we have to move to a zone,” Haines tells PEOPLE. “Max and I are super excited while also being terrified! We are so grateful.”

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Haines wed Shifrin, a lawyer, in November 2014, welcoming Alec in March 2016 and Sandra in December 2017.

The proud mom has since shared many a snapshot of her adorable family to social media, including a series of professional photos in November that she admitted were “more than a little chaotic” to get.

“Merry merry Christmas from the Haines/Shifrin!!” Haines captioned a photograph slideshow of her immediate and extended brood on Christmas Day. “Seeing our little family with my #Haines family (the originals + my niece & nephews) has my cup running over.”

In September, the star celebrated her 41st birthday on air during GMA Day with co-host Michael Strahan, who pulled it off with a series of sweet surprises.

In addition to shocking Haines by bringing out her college volleyball coach and teammates, Strahan brought out her husband of four years and their two children. “Oh my God, you guys get to meet my kids!” she excitedly told her former teammates.

In behind-the-scenes photos shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Alec was seen smiling from ear-to-ear as he held onto a microphone on the set of his mom’s show, which takes over the third hour of Good Morning America. Little Sandra was also in good spirits, showing off her adorable smile as she was carried by her father.

Tune-in to GMA Day at 1 p.m. ET on ABC for more on Sara’s exciting news.

  • By Emily Strohm

OH OH DOMINO Our family outing is always in the morning. We’ll get dressed, put the kids in their double decker stroller and venture out. Pushing the stroller is a serious workout, and since we don’t get to the gym on Sundays, we count it as exercise. Domino Park, on the East River, is always on our agenda. It’s beautiful. They have lots of climbing equipment and great water views. It’s hard to get Alec to leave.

CRAVINGS After the park, we’ll take a nice walk through the neighborhood so Max and I can get more steps in. We eventually end up at the Whole Foods and pick up groceries that we need for the rest of that day. Lately, we go because I’ve had pregnancy cravings. That means plantain chips or cookies and cream ice-cream.

LEFTOVERS We’re home by noon in time for lunch. This is the meal when we use up whatever food is left in the fridge. All of us follow a paleo diet as much as possible. We want to eat unprocessed foods, but we’re also dairy friendly. We have ground beef or ground turkey mixed with onions, this really great cauliflower casserole that we make during the week and various kinds of vegetables, including yams and broccoli. Max and I graze and make little plates for the kids.

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It’s official: Sara Haines of Strahan and Sara is now a mom of three!

The Good Morning America third-hour co-host and her husband, Max Shifrin, welcomed Caleb Joseph into the world on June 26. Caleb weighed 8 lbs. and 15 oz. at birth, and was named after Sara’s grandfather and brother, according to People.

Sara announced the exciting news on her Instagram along with three adorable pictures of her baby boy.

“We couldn’t be more IN LOVE with our little guy,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone for all of the kind messages. We couldn’t do this without the love & support from our family, friends and incredible doctors & nurses. Let the sleep deprivation begin!!”

Naturally, Sara’s co-star, Michael Strahan, was over the moon for the couple.

“So happy and excited for my work wife @sarahaines and her husband Max on their son, Caleb. Congrats and sending lots of love to you both. BUT… I did think you were going to name him, Michael LOL,” he tweeted.

So happy and excited for my work wife @sarahaines and her husband Max on their son, Caleb. Congrats and sending lots of love to you both. BUT… I did think you were going to name him, Michael LOL 😂 https://t.co/YS2WDGYX2q

– Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) June 26, 2019

Now that Sara, who is also the mom of 3-year-old Alec Richard and 18-month-old Sandra Grace, has given birth to Caleb, the daytime host will likely take a few months off for maternity leave.

What does this mean for ABC’s 1 p.m. program? Here’s what we do know:

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Sara Haines

Sara Haines is an ABC News correspondent based in New York. She reports for all programs and platforms. Sara appears frequently on “Good Morning America” and covers a variety of stories ranging from entertainment news to digital trends.

Prior to joining ABC News in 2013, Sara was part of the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today Show” alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, a position she held from May 2009 to August 2013.

In August 2008, Sara began online reporting as host of TODAYshow.com’s popular entertainment video blog, “Backstage Pass.” She interviewed countless celebrity entertainers, actors and musicians for the blog and gave viewers a behind-the-scenes insider look at the “Today Show.”

Sara joined “Today” in 2002 as a production coordinator. She oversaw the day-to-day coordination for the production staff as well as the broadcast logistics at both Rockefeller Center in New York City and on remote broadcast sites. Prior to joining NBC News, Sara was a member of NBC’s Page Program.

Sara graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she received a Bachelor of Arts in government. She is a native of Newton, Iowa where she grew up with her parents and three siblings. She currently resides in New York City.