‘The View’ Names Brian Teta as Co-Executive Producer: Read Bill Wolff’s Internal Memo

Teta was “Late Show With David Letterman” supervising producer

Brian Teta has been named Brian Balthazar’s replacement as co-executive producer on “The View.”

Teta spent 11 years at “The Late Show With David Letterman,” where he was supervising producer. He also has daytime experience, having produced “Ricki Lake,” “The Montel Williams Show” and “Judge Hackett” in the past.

“We are excited to welcome Brian Teta to ‘The View’ as co-executive producer,” executive producer Bill Wolff said in an internal staff memo on Monday. “As we ramp up for Season 19, we are delighted to add Brian’s production smarts, booking skills and terrific television experience to the team.”

In February, Balthazar left “The View” to return to HGTV, where he had previously worked as executive producer and host. Now his title is vice president of programming and development there. Balthazar was only at “The View” for about six months.

The upcoming Season 19 is another one of great change for the ABC talker. Moderator Whoopi Goldberg is set to return, though Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace are both leaving before then. The fall restart will mark Raven-Symone‘s first full season as a co-host, while comedian Michelle Collins joins the desk full-time as well.

Earlier in Season 18, Rosie O'Donnell came and went within a matter of months.

An old face, Sherri Shepherd, is set to return in a contributor role. A similar one was offered to Wallace, who declined the demotion. Molly Sims and Stacy London are also being eyed for such a spot in the show’s rotating guest contributor stable.

“The View” has been in talks with both Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris for a permanent co-hosting spot. The program also recently named Sarah de la O as its first female director.

Here is Wolff’s full note:

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We are excited to welcome Brian Teta to The View as Co-Executive Producer.

Brian joins us after 11 years at Late Show with David Letterman, where he was Supervising Producer.  He worked on virtually every element of the show (their final season was just nominated for an Emmy).  He produced celebrity guests, cooking segments, variety acts and outdoor stunts, and he booked political guests and sports stars after events ranging from the Super Bowl to the Olympics.  

Brian also has extensive daytime TV experience, having spent several years producing for Ricki Lake, The Montel Williams Show and Judge Hatchett.

As we ramp up for Season 19, we are delighted to add Brian’s production smarts, booking skills and terrific television experience to the team.

-Bill

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