A permanent position!
Ana Navarro joins Alyssa Farah Griffin as a co-host of “The View” after appearing on the ABC talk show for years as both a contributor and guest co-host.
Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin revealed the news Thursday, congratulating both women on their roles.
Earlier that same day, Variety revealed that Navarro, 50, signed a multi-year deal, beginning with season 26 in September.
Due to her work on CNN, however, Navarro will reportedly not appear at the table every day.
The news came one week after speculation that Griffin, 33, had been tapped.
While Navarro began appearing on “The View” as a contributor in 2013 and as a guest co-host in 2018, Griffin is newer to the show. The political advisor guest co-hosted in May.
“They did not want another Meghan McCain,” multiple sources told Page Six in July of Griffin’s hiring.
“Alyssa has a lot of fans at ABC and [ABC News president] Kim Godwin likes her,” one insider said of former President Donald Trump’s White House communications director at the time.
“[The show has] have a good chunk of conservative viewers, so they need that balance – especially because they tend to slant in the other direction,” the source continued.
Another insider noted that Griffin “adds a nice dynamic to the table and good conversation.”
The show did not confirm her appointment at the time, with a spokesperson saying, “We do not have a co-host announcement to make at this time.”
As viewers awaited Thursday’s reveal, former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck was named a temporary guest.
“It will be an honor to co-host ‘The View,’ share our bestselling children’s book, ‘Flashlight Night,’ and as always tackle hot topics!” the “Survivor” alum, 45, told People of the return last month. “Pray for me y’all.”