Abby Huntsman Is Leaving ‘The View’ After 2 Seasons!
Abby Huntsman is saying goodbye to The View to help run her father Jon Huntsman Jr.’s campaign for governor of Utah.
The former Fox News anchor joined the show at the start of season 22 in September 2018. She announced her last day on-air this morning.
“Family has always been my number one priority, and is where I need to be focused at this time,” she said in a statement. “We are incredibly close and are there to support and help each other when it matters. It’s not often there is a political campaign that involves someone you love and believe in, but this is one of them.”
“I’m so thankful for this opportunity and for ABC believing in me,” she continued. “It was always a dream to sit at The View table. I have the deepest gratitude for all of my co-hosts and the team at The View who don’t get enough credit for what they do every day — I’ve learned so much from each of them and this will always be a special place to me.”
Executive producers Hilary Estey McLoughlin, Candi Carter, and Brian Teta also issued a statement:
“Abby brought a unique, intelligent, insightful and relatable voice to our table,” they said. “While we are sad she has made the decision to leave, with Abby, family always comes first and we admire her commitment as she moves on to this next exciting chapter with her father’s campaign for governor and to spend more time with her young family.”
“We will miss her warm presence at the studio both at the table and behind the scenes,” they continued. “She will always be a part of our family at The View and ABC News and we welcome her back to have a seat at the table anytime.”
Abby will be senior advisor of her father’s campaign. We hope she finds great success, and we’re definitely going to miss her!