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Meghan McCain May Take Jedediah Bila Seat on 'The View'

Meghan McCain May Take Jedediah Bila Seat on 'The View'
Meghan McCain and father Sen. John McCain attend the 2014 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:51 AM

Meghan McCain could be replacing Jedediah Bila as the conservative voice on ABC's "The View," CNN said on Monday, citing only “sources.” All the pieces seem to be falling in and out of place for the change.

A deal is in lates stages, CNN said according to three sources, but has not yet been completed.

Bila, the former Fox News correspondent who filled that role, had been a permanent co-host since September 2016, ABC News noted. Like McCain, Bila was co-host on the similarly formatted Fox News talk show "Outnumbered" before joining "The View."

Bila announced her departure from "The View" on Monday and a note was sent to the show's staff, Entertainment Weekly reported.

"She has new opportunities on the horizon, including her new book," the note said, per EW. "She's been a spirited voice at the table over the past year, asking smart questions and challenging us all to think.”

"We want to thank Jed very much for all of her contributions and wish her great success with the next step in her career. She will always be part of 'The View' family, and we'll welcome her back to talk about her new projects."

McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, announced last week that she was leaving "Outnumbered," Variety reported.

"I'm so thankful to Fox News for the chance to be on 'Outnumbered,' but I'm leaving to focus on other things," McCain said in a statement, per Variety. "I have no doubt the show will continue to do well and wish all my friends and colleagues at the network nothing but success."

McCain has blogged and appeared on MSNBC and the now defunct cable network Pivot as a contributor, Variety noted. She has a campaign memoir, "Dirty Sexy Politics," and "America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom," a collaboration with comedian Michael Ian Black.

The current co-host lineup for "The View" includes long-time panelists Whoopie Goldberg and Joy Behar, along with Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, and Paula Faris.

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Meghan McCain could be replacing Jedediah Bila as the conservative voice on ABC's "The View," CNN said on Monday, citing only “sources.” All the pieces seem to be falling in and out of place for the change.
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