After a season-long audition process, “The View” finally filled the position on the panel that became available after Meghan McCain left the popular daytime talk show. Instead of utilizing one Talent to serve as the conservative commentator, “The View” hired two co-hosts: Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro.
Both ladies have appeared on the program on numerous occasions. Alyssa Farah Griffin is the former White House Director of Strategic Communications, and also has appeared on CNN regularly since leaving the Trump Administration last January. Before becoming a CNN commentator, Ana Navarro worked as a Republican political strategist. In 2018, Navarro was hired as a guest co-host on “The View.” Fans of the show were vocal about how much they enjoyed her, and that is reportedly one of the reasons the unexpected decision to hire two permanent co-hosts was made.
Even though the addition of Farah Griffin and Navarro was unconventional, we think it was actually a great programming move. Here are five reasons why it was wise to make both of these women from the conservative side of the political spectrum to “The View.”
Right Side Of The Aisle
“The View” is perceived as having a mostly liberal perspective, because most of the co-hosts seem to be supportive of policies espoused by the Democratic party. Both Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro are more moderate, but still identify as Republicans. As a result, they bring more of a political balance to the daytime talk show.
A pregnant co-host is always cause to celebrate on “The View.” Since viewers get to hear the co-host talk about the various stages of pregnancy, and watch daily as her body evolves and her baby grows, a bond can be created with the majority female audience. While Ana Navarro seems fulfilled parenting her cute little dog Cha Cha, Alyssa Farah Griffin is a 33-year-old newlywed who seems most likely to be the next co-host with child, which can boost ratings.
Even though both Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro are Republicans, they can disagree and speak passionately with co-hosts they disagree without being petty or disrespectful. Meghan McCain’s exchanges with Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg would sometimes get ugly or personal. Based on past behavior, it seems unlikely that Farah Griffin or Navarro will “go there” with the co-hosts, because they all seem to sincerely like each other.
Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar are the comedic professionals on “The View,” but Anna Navarro also has the ability to easily make people laugh. Navarro’s one-liners are random, and can diffuse tension that can arise easily during discussions about controversial issues. She often gets chuckles from Goldberg and Behar, so she must be doing something right!
Even though “The View” is not technically a news show, it does have impact in the political world. Adding two co-hosts who have worked so closely with leaders from the Republican party allows them to bring something different to the table because of their life experience.