Abby Huntsman Leaving Fox News to Join The View

10 August, 2018, 08:43 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Abby Huntsman

At Fox News Channel, Huntsman has served as co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, a substitute co-host on programs such as America's Newsroom and Fox & Friends, and before that worked as a correspondent.

Fox confirmed the news to Media ITE, though Huntsman has yet to make a statement.

"Abby has lots of fans at ABC and is expected to end up at The View", a source close to the situation told The Hill. She is the daughter of former Utah Republican Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., who served as ambassador to China under former President Barack Obama, and is now President Donald Trump's ambassador to Russian Federation as per the Washington Times. (R), who was named ambassador to Russian Federation late previous year.

Huntsman joins "The View" after several news outlets have sought to burnish their Republican credentials with Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans ascendant in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

It was reported last month that Huntsman, the daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, was in talks to replace Haines.


"No negotiation is worth throwing your own people and country under the bus", Huntsman tweeted.

ABC has not commented on the news.

"The View" finished its 2017-18 season on a ratings roll, averaging 2.9 million viewers per day.

She joins right-leaning Meghan McCain, who regularly debates against left-leaning veteran stars Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg as well as co-star Sunny Hostin.

The show has been on the air for 21 seasons.

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