Sara Haines Signs on for The View
Sara Haines is ready to share her view with the world.
(See what we did there?)
The reporter – who had been serving as lifestyle anchor for Good Morning America Weekend and also as a correspondent for ABC News – has officially signed on as the latest panelist on The View.
She will make her debut this September as the newest member of an ever-rotating cast of occasionally funny characters.
Earlier this month, Whoopi Goldberg signed a new deal to remain lead emcee of the program, which will also bring back Joy Behar and Paula Faris.
Michelle Collins only lasted one year on the series, while it’s unclear at the moment whether Raven-Symoné or Candace Cameron-Bure will be retained.
So, what do we know about Sara Haines?
She was born and raised in Newton, Iowa and she’s the second of four kids.
A 2000 graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Haines has a degree in Government and actually played both basketball and volleyball for the school.
Haines kicked off her reporting career as part of NBC’s Page Program, eventually becoming Today’s fourth hour contributing correspondent, a role she departed in 2013.
This is when she joined ABC.
On a personal level, Haines lives in Brooklyn… has two chihuahuas … is married to Max Shifrin … and welcomed a son into the world this March.
Will she make you more likely to watch The View?
Or do you not care at all at this point?