ABC Daytime talk show “The View,” which has lacked a consistent conservative voice since Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain left the show, but they have found one.
And in the tradition of the show the new Republican voice is a moderate who has gone against former President Donald Trump after being in his administration, Variety reported.
Alyssa Farah Griffin, who served as the former Trump White House director of strategic communications, is now in the last leg of negotiations with the show.
“Multiple sources tell Variety that ABC executives have chosen Farah Griffin, 33, to join “The View” for its 26th season, which kicks off in the fall. She has sat at the Hot Topics table regularly this season, auditioning for one of the most high-profile jobs on TV,” the report said.
“Two sources caution that a deal for Farah Griffin has not been closed yet, but say it’s more-than-likely a matter of time. Should Farah Griffin officially get the gig — which our sources say she will — the announcement will probably arrive in the coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the show,” it said.
“We do not have a co-host announcement to make at this time. Stay tuned,” a spokesperson for the show said to Variety.
This month it was reported that the network has been substituting right-leaning guests on the show for months, allowing them to “audition” for the seat before they hired one person to fill the “conservative seat” vacated by Meghan McCain.