She’s not leaving just yet though …
After almost four years on ABC, Meghan McCain’s time on “The View” is reportedly coming to an end.
The cohost is set to announce the news during Thursday’s show, though PEOPLE says she’ll remain in her seat until the end of July and the exit was her choice. Her decision comes a little more than nine months after she gave birth to her first child, daughter Liberty, with husband Ben Domenech.
The Daily Mail was the first to report on her exit. ABC has not responded to comment, though the show will be airing shortly.
McCain first joined the show as a permanent cohost in October 2017, following the exit of fellow conservative Jedediah Bila. A year into her tenure, her father John McCain died following a battle with brain cancer.
While “The View” is known for its on-air spats between the cohosts, McCain was at the center of more than a few with the other women — especially Joy Behar. The two often butted heads over politics, with McCain often standing up for or explaining Republicans, while Behar was strictly Democrat.
She also got into a few heated moments with moderator Whoopi Goldberg, who snapped at her as recently as June 17, 2021 — before both women apologized to each other after getting clearly frustrated on-air.
Back in May, TMZ reported that ABC News President Kim Godwin had to call a meeting with on-air talent and producers over the televised blowups, in a move to try and “improve the culture behind the scenes at the show.” Godwin reportedly felt the arguments were getting too personal and came off as “toxic” to the audience. McCain allegedly stormed out of the meeting, feeling like she was being “attacked.”
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