Exiting 'Fox & Friends' host could be headed to 'The View'

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Her addition to "The View" will likely provide more balance to the predominantly liberal panel that fellow conservative Meghan McCain was often forced to battle on her own.

Huntsman joins "The View" after several news outlets have sought to burnish their Republican credentials with Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans ascendant in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Fox News reportedly confirmed that this coming weekend would be Huntsman's last hosting "Fox and Friends Weekend" before replacing "View" co-host, Sara Haines.

She currently co-hosts "Fox & Friends Weekend" - and now Abby Huntsman is leaving her current network to join the cast of "The View" on ABC.

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A source familiar with the situation told Deadline that Huntsman is expected to land at The View, though no deal is done. Expect ABC News to announce shortly before the show's new season starts, right after Labor Day holiday.

She is also the daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah), who is now President Trump's U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation.

McCain replaced former Fox News contributor, Jedediah Bila, who described herself as "libertarian", previous year.

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