Sunny Hostin

The View Season 20: What to Know About the Three New Panelists

by Lindsay Lowe for Parade

Parade | August 9, 2016 - There will be some fresh new faces on The View this fall. One new co-host, Sara Haines, will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and Raven-Symoné for the talk show’s milestone 20th season.

The View will also welcome two new official contributors, Sunny Hostin and Jedediah Bila.

“We have such a smart, funny and fearless group of women who bring unparalleled passion and opinions to the hot topics table every single day,” said Candi Carter, the executive producer of The View, in a statement. “We have an exciting season 20 planned and plenty of surprises in store.”

Here’s what you need to know about The View’s newest regulars:

Sara Haines

Haines will join The View as an official co-host. Currently, she’s the pop news anchor for the weekend editions of ABC’s Good Morning America, as well as a correspondent for ABC News. Previously, she was a regular contributor to NBC’s Today show. She also worked as an entertainment host for the Today show’s video blog, Backstage Pass.


(Sara Haines / Twitter)

Haines shared her excitement on Twitter about her new View gig:

Sunny Hostin

Hostin is an attorney and journalist who is currently the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News. She was previously a legal analyst for CNN and the Fox News Channel. During her time as a federal prosecutor, Hostin was awarded a Special Achievement Award for her work prosecuting child sexual predators.

Hostin is already a familiar face to View fans; she regularly appears as a contributor on the morning show.


Sunny Hostin, left, with 'The View' co-executive producer Brian Teta. (Sunny Hostin / Twitter)

After announcing her transition to official contributor on The View, Hostin confirmed on Twitter than she will not give up her senior legal correspondent role with ABC News:

Jedediah Bila

Like Hostin, Bila has also appeared regularly on The View, and will soon be joining the show as an official contributor. Bila is moving from Fox News, where she served as a panelist on Outnumbered, a daytime talk show that features various political and cultural commentators discussing the issues of the day. She has also served as a commentator on Fox News’s The Five and Red Eye with Greg Gutfield.


(Jedediah Bila / Twitter)

Bila announced her move to The View on Twitter:

The View returns to ABC on Sept. 6.

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