Meghan McCain Is in Talks to Board ‘The View’ After Fox News Exit

Conservative host Jedediah Bila is leaving the ABC talk show


Meghan McCain is in talks to join ABC’s “The View,” a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Arizona Senator John McCain’s daughter announced her exit from Fox News on Friday after being a contributor since July 2015. Last November was named permanent co-host of afternoon chat series “Outnumbered.”

Jedediah Bila will be leaving “The View,” ABC said Monday. “Jed is leaving our show, and today is her last day. She has new opportunities on the horizon, including her new book,” executive producers told staff in a Monday morning email obtained by TheWrap. “She’s been a spirited voice at the table over the past year, asking smart questions and challenging us all to think.”

“We want to thank Jed very much for all of her contributions and wish her great success with the next step in her career,” the email continued. “She will always be part of ‘The View’ family, and we’ll welcome her back to talk about her new projects. Please join us in thanking Jed for her hard work, her dedication and her voice at the table.”

A person with knowledge of the talks told TheWrap that they have been looking for a conservative host to take the place of Candace Cameron Bure, who left the show last year. McCain is on the short list, and they plan to make a decision very soon.

Gretchen Carlson and Tara Setmayer, who have also cohosted recently, are also in the running, TheWrap learned.

Tony Maglio contributed to this report.