Paula Faris Joins ‘The View’s’ New Season As Joy Behar Returns

Paula Faris will join the cast of The View for the show’s 19th season, which starts September 8. ABC announced the new lineup that features ABC News correspondent Faris as well as Candace Cameron Bure and Joy Behar.

Faris reacted to the new assignment with excitement on Facebook.

ABC hopes that the shakeup, including the addition of Paula Faris, will rejuvenate The View. The show has had numerous overhauls and changes of co-hosts in the last few years. This new cast may create the chemistry and excitement to send the ratings soaring again.

Faris’ sweet and modest statement was quoted by the New York Daily News.

“I’m humbled and excited to have not one, but two dream jobs — ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘The View.’ What I love about the ‘The View’ is that no topic is off the table and every viewer can feel like they have a voice on the show. I can’t wait to connect with the audience in a new way as I take a seat alongside this exceptional group of women.”

The Los Angeles Times pointed out that Good Morning America Weekend co-anchor Paula Faris will be the first journalist to co-host since Barbara Walters left The View. Faris has worked on Nightline, 20/20, and World News. She is married and has three children.

There will be other changes on the revamped The View this year. The show will be shown live five days a week instead of four. For the first time, The View will be directed by a woman, Susan De La O.

Paula Faris has interviewed both Tiger Woods and Reese Witherspoon. Faris did an emotional piece in which she spoke with the parents of the NASCAR driver Kevin Ward, Jr., who met death in a tragic crash that resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The Disney Blog reported on Paula Faris’ admirable list of accomplishments.

“The Emmy Award-winning journalist has covered a wide range of subjects for ABC News from the New England Patriots ‘deflate-gate’ scandal and the men’s and women’s World Cup to the Philadelphia Amtrak crash. In 2015, she covered the red carpet and hosted The Oscars Backstage at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. In her regular reports for ABC’s Real Money series, she has helped American families save thousands of dollars.”

Paula Faris is a seasoned television journalist who should make a welcome addition to the cast of The View.

[Image is an Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Wikimedia Commons]

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