Meghan McCain will be leaving The View at the end of the month, and now ABC is beginning its search to find a replacement, which could see a familiar name return.
The Daily Mail reports that ABC News and the representatives for former co-host Debbie Matenopoulos have been in talks about a possible return. The former host joined the program in 1997 at age 21, fresh out of college, working alongside Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, and Joy Behar.
“Debbie will always have a fond place in her heart for The View, the show that launched her career as a 21-year-old straight out of NYU,” her spokesperson said.
“Her rep has, in fact, been having conversations with senior executives at ABC News over the past few months about many things, including her participation in celebrating the 25th season of The View, and she appreciates all the interest in her returning.”
There’s only one issue whether there will be a return to The View and development deals Matenopoulos is working on at the moment.
“Currently, she is in development on two food shows and her own lifestyle show, but she’d never say never to returning to her first television home,” the spokesperson said.
Lachlan Murdoch: Being In the News Business Brings A lot of Heat
The head of Fox News is speaking out about the narrative that his network is too divisive
The head of Fox News is speaking out about the narrative that his network is too divisive. CEO Lachlan Murdoch told Axios that the network gets a lot of heat because of its perpetual top-ranked status.
“I think when you’re in the news business, and you’re number one … you get a lot of heat and it just comes with the territory,” said Murdoch.
Left-leaning pundits have been strongly opposed to Tucker Carlson’s comments about illegal immigration. The New York Times published a report explaining how Carlson had “stoked white fear to conquer cable news.”
New York Senator Chuck Schumer recently sent a letter to Fox News demanding the network fire Carlson for sharing what some are calling “great replacement theory.” That letter was sent days after a white shooter walked into a Buffalo grocery store and murdered 10 people.
“You’ve got to kind of realize what it is and how some of it is a very organized kind of attack — very coordinated — but it is what it is,” Murdoch said.
Following the Buffalo shooting incident, protestors descended upon Fox News headquarters in New York City to protest the network’s primetime hosts.
Jen Psaki Will Officially Join MSNBC This Fall
Psaki will appear across all MSNBC cable and streaming programming.
What was the worst kept secret in news media became official as former White House press secretary Jen Psaki officially joined MSNBC following her stint with the Biden Administration.
MSNBC president Rashida Jones states Psaki’s official move to the network will come in the fall when she will appear across all the network’s cable and streaming programming.
“Jen’s sharp wit and relatability combined with the mastery of the subjects she covers have made her a household name across the nation,” Jones said in a statement, per TV Newser.
“Her extensive experience in government and on the campaign trail and perspective as a White House and Washington insider is the type of analysis that sets MSNBC apart. She’s a familiar face and trusted authority to MSNBC viewers, and we look forward to her insight during this consequential election season.”
Psaki will also host a new streaming show for the network, which will launch in early 2023. The program “will bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics to MSNBC viewers,”
Greta Van Susteren Will Get Back to Her Roots with Newsmax Show
“The Record” will debut on June 14 and be based in Washington D.C.
Greta Van Susteren is a news anchor veteran who has worked for CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC during her journalism career; now, she’s heading to Newsmax, where she will host “The Record with Greta Van Susteren,” which will lead the outlet’s nightly lineup.
“The Record” will debut on June 14 and be based in Washington D.C. Furthermore, this show will be Van Susteren’s third cable news show with “Record” in the title, following “On the Record” on Fox News and For the “Record” on MSNBC.
“With all that is going on in the world, I am getting back to my roots: a daily live news show with real reporting from the places where things are happening,” Van Susteren said in a statement obtained by Barrett News Media.
“I have been friends with [Newsmax CEO] Chris Ruddy for years, and he is giving me this great opportunity to return, giving me the complete freedom to cover the news that really matters to people. I have been impressed by Newsmax’s team and their success—and would love to be part of a news network that is really growing.”
Van Susteren has been doing work for Newsmax already, including hosting a debate between candidates from Pennsylvania for the U.S. Senate earlier this month.
“No one in journalism better exemplifies Newsmax’s mission to provide fact-based news and fact-based opinion than Greta Van Susteren,” Newsmax Media CEO Chris Ruddy said. “We are so pleased and honored to have Greta lead our nightly news lineup of programs.”