Abby Huntsman Leaving Fox News to Join The View

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A source familiar with the situation told Deadline Huntsman is expected to land at The View, though no deal is done.

Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman is reportedly leaving her post co-hosting "Fox & Friends Weekend" to join the all-female panel of ABC's "The View". 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.

About two weeks after Sara Haines became the latest to pass through The Revolving Door of The View to host the third hour of Good Morning America with Michael Strahan, it appears Abby Huntsman has won the sweepstake to replace her. (R), who was named ambassador to Russian Federation late past year. Paula Faris left the program to focus more on reporting. Her father also served as U.S. Ambassador to China under President Obama.

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


ABC declined to make executives available for comment.

"The View" finished its 2017-18 season on a ratings roll, averaging 2.9 million viewers per day. One thing that she will lose is her unofficial title of the "hottest reporter on Fox", as bestowed upon her by her fans and Instagram followers.

The TV host is set to join ABC's daytime talk show alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain during the upcoming season premiere.

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