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Meghan McCain has been officially signed as the newest co-host of ABC's "The View," replacing outgoing conservative voice Jedediah Bila.
McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), recently left Fox News, Varietyreports. She departed to focus on "other things," according to a press release at the time.
McCain was a regular cast member on "Outnumbered" on Fox, which saw a rotating male cast member join a standard group of female contributors. Prior to Fox, McCain was as a contributor to both MSNBC and the Daily Beast.
McCain will replace Bila because the show needed a "stronger conservative," Variety‘s sources said. Such a voice has been lacking since the departure of Elisabeth Hasselbeck in 2013. McCain has described herself as a Republican with "liberal views on several social issues." Her name was floated as a possible placement when Bila announced her departure from the show last week.
Source: Washington Free Beacon