AceShowbiz - Abby Hunstman is officially leaving Fox News. Hunstman, who has worked at Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter and co-host of the weekend edition of "Fox & Friends", is set to join ABC's daytime talk show "The View".
According to Mediaite, Hunstman is set to replace Sara Haines, who announced her exit from "The View" last week for the third hour of "Good Morning America". The daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Hunstman will be joining Meghan McCain to serve Republicans voice around the show's table.
Fox News confirmed that this weekend would be the last time Hunstman hosting the Saturday and Sunday edition of the morning show. Meanwhile, ABC refuses to comment on the report.
This is not the first time for ABC to poach stars from Fox News as McCain was previously a co-host on the program. Former "The View" host Jedediah Bila was also a contributor at Fox News before joining "The View".
Hunstman's deal with "The View" reportedly has yet to be sealed. However, should she join the program, the hosting line-up would consist of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, McCain and Hunstman. Rumor has it, frequent guest host Anna Navarro, a conservative commentator for CNN, is among contenders to join "The View" as well.
The roster of "The View" has been undergoing major shakeup lately. In addition to Haines, Paula Faris left the long-running morning program and her "Good Morning America" duty as she wants to focus more on reporting.
Prior to this, Huntsman worked on MSNBC's "The Cycle". The show featured hosts including Ari Melber and Krystal Ball as they held a range of political opinions.