Meghan's new gig comes just days after she left her position at Fox News.
Less than two weeks before accepting the hosting gig at The View, McCain left Fox News, where she co-hosted Outnumbered, a show I've never seen but whose concept sounds very bad (it features four female co-hosts, one rotating male guest they call "one lucky guy", and a tv viewership that is 100 percent of the time crying). The daughter of Senator John McCain describes herself as a "Blonde Republican" who takes a more liberal view on many social issues.
Meghan McCain attends the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills on April 12, 2014. John McCain is expected to start in early October, joining the panel of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Paula Faris, and Sunny Hostin. The outlet notes that the show has been struggling since losing conservative-leaning Elisabeth Hasselbeck in 2013.
She was a co-host on Outnumbered as well - a show on the same network.
The View has been making a number of casting changes, including stints by Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, Raven Symone, Michelle Collins, Candace Cameron Bure and Jedidiah Bila. Bila asked the former presidential candidate a tough question and referred to her as "tone deaf", inspiring conspiracy theories that ABC had fired the host over the exchange. "Interestingly, her Twitter bio also includes the hashtag "#FuckCancer", most likely in relation to her father's recent cancer diagnosis.