Meghan McCain joins ABC's 'The View' as newest co-host

Joann Johnston
October 9, 2017

"To be the conservative on this show is something that I take very seriously, and I'm excited to bring a different perspective to the show".

ABC's "The View" hosts didn't cut Meghan McCain any slack on her first day as the conservative voice on the show's panel of women.

"Meghan is smart and well-informed, with passionate opinions that will create a new and exciting dynamic at the table" said senior executive producer Hilary Estey McLoughlin.

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Goldberg introduced the new co-host, calling her "a strong voice for young conservatives" and added further praise, labeling her as "fearless, speaking out about issues that affect women and all Americans". "I've been a fan of the show for many years, so taking my seat at that table is definitely a career highlight!" She complimented her new colleague Whoopi Goldberg and called her "the mentor and the First Lady of 'The View.'" McCain said that Goldberg has reached out to her in the past, and that she spoke with Goldberg off-the-record before agreeing to take on the job. 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 has appeared before on the show, including an appearance when she was only 23 - she's now 33.

The Arizona native matriculated at Columbia University with a degree in art history and subsequently joined her father's 2008 presidential campaign (she left later on). She soon propelled onto the national media scene as a columnist for The Daily Beast and an MSNBC contributor. She's also written two books, "My Dad, John McCain" and "Dirty Sexy Politics". "You have to do this, '" she recalled.

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