ABC News confirmed Monday that conservative commentator Meghan McCain would join its mid-morning talk show “The View” and also serve as a contributor to various ABC News programs including “Good Morning America” and “This Week.”
“I’m honored and proud to be part of such an iconic show with a diverse, smart, strong and interesting group of women,” said McCain, in a prepared statement. “I’ve been a fan of the show for many years, so taking my seat at that table is definitely a career highlight!”
McCain, the daughter of Republic Arizona Senator John McCain, previously served as host on Fox News’ “Outnumbered.” In 2014, she hosted the late-night news program “TakePart Live” on Pivot TV and took part in a 2013 documentary series on the same network.
McCain graduated from Columbia University with a degree in art history, and completed internships at Newsweek and “Saturday Night Live” before joining her father’s 2008 presidential campaign where she launched a blog. She eventually worked as a columnist for The Daily Beast and an MSNBC contributor. Her viewpoints on the show are likely to gain scrutiny as viewers watch whether she gels with the program’s other co-hosts, who typically maintain a more liberal perspective on the news cycle.