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EXCLUSIVE: Abby Huntsman Leaving Fox News for The View

Fox News host Abby Huntsman is officially leaving the network to join The View, sources tell Mediaite.

Huntsman, who currently co-hosts Fox & Friends Weekend, is set to replace Sara Haines, who announced her departure from the long-running ABC show last week to join the third hour of Good Morning America.

When reached for comment, Fox News confirmed this will be Huntsman’s last weekend hosting the Saturday and Sunday editions of the network’s flagship morning program.

Huntsman’s addition to The View will add a second conservative voice to the panel show, less than a year after ABC poached another rising star from Fox News, a network known to cultivate them: Meghan McCain. Former View host Jedediah Bila was also a contributor at Fox News before joining the ABC show.

The hosting line-up for The View now boasts Whoopi GoldbergJoy BeharSunny Hostin, McCain and Huntsman.

It was reported last month that Huntsman, the daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, was in talks to replace Haines. Also in the running, per reports, was Ana Navarro, a conservative commentator for CNN who frequently guest hosts The View.

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