The View hosts – Where are they now?

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Happy birthday, Joy Behar! In honor of the “The View” star’s milestone 80th birthday on Oct. 7, 2022, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at more stars of the daytime talk show to find out what the program’s many, many hosts — including (pictured in 1997) Star Jones, Joy, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos, Barbara Walters and more — are doing (and look like) today!

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Joy Behar is a longtime panelist on “The View.” She first appeared on the show from 1997 to 2013 and returned to host full-time in 2015.

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Today, Joy Behar is still doing what she’s always done: make people laugh as she pushes their buttons. The comedian — who’s still a panelist on “The View” — has also lent her talents to a number of other programs including “The Joy Behar Show,” “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” and “Late Night Joy.” The mother of one surprised fans when she returned to the ABC daytime show in 2015, explaining, “Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in… I’m happy to be back home. And I’m looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight.” She has since written a book about Trump titled “The Great Gasbag: An A-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World.” Joy married her longtime partner, Steve Janowitz, in 2011 after nearly 30 years as a couple.

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Barbara Walters created “The View” in 1997 and appeared as a regular host until her retirement in 2014.

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Today, Barbara Walters is enjoying the retired life. The TV news legend — who’s interviewed the likes of Jimmy Carter, Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama, Katharine Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Anna Wintour and Hollywood’s elite — announced her retirement from television in 2014 after 53 years on the air. Thrice-divorced Barbara, a mother of one, has come out of retirement for a few interviews here and there, including chats with Mary Kay Letourneau and Melania Trump. Her final on-air interview was with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015.

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Meredith Vieira appeared as a co-host on “The View” from 1997 until her departure in 2006.

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After leaving “The View,” Meredith Vieira accepted an offer to succeed Katie Couric as co-anchor of the “Today” show, where she remained for five years before leaving in 2011. Meredith stayed with NBC as a special correspondent and eventually hosted her own talk show, “The Meredith Vieira Show,” which ran for two seasons. In 2018, Meredith stepped back in the spotlight to help PBS’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. In 2019, she started hosting the game show “25 Words or Less,” which was renewed for the 2022-2023 season. In addition to her impressive career, Meredith also has an equally impressive personal life: She’s been married to CBS News journalist Richard M. Cohen, with whom she shares three children, since 1986.

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Star Jones was a co-host on “The View” from 1997 to 2006. Her departure from the show was marked by controversy after her contract wasn’t renewed and she announced her departure on the air two days ahead of schedule. Star’s messy removal caused a rift between her and Barbara Walters that lasted for years.

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Star Jones has had plenty of ups and downs since being let go from “The View.” She hosted her own show, “Star Jones,” on truTV but the program was canceled after six months. She went on to host or guest host numerous cable programs including “House Hunters,” radio’s “The Michael Eric Dyson Show,” “Larry King Live” and “The Bad Girls Club” season 2 reunion on the Oxygen Network. She was also a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Star, an attorney, eventually made up with Barbara Walters and began guest hosting on “The View” beginning in 2012.” In 2022, the attorney and TV personality took over as arbitrator on the popular series “Divorce Court.” Star married lawyer Ricardo Lugo, her second husband, in 2018. She was previously wed to investment banker Al Reynolds.

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Debbie Matenopoulos (right) hosted “The View” from 1997 to 1999. She was only 22 when she was invited to join the show after a chance meeting with Barbara Walters.

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Debbie Matenopoulos has appeared on a number of TV programs since departing “The View” in 1999. She’s hosted “Good Day Live,” “He’s A Lady,” “The Daily 10” on E! News and “The Insider” on CBS. Debbie also notably hosted “The Home and Family Show” on the Hallmark Channel from 2016 until 2021. She tied the knot with Jon Falcone in 2013 and their daughter, Alexandra Kalliope, was born in 2014.

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Lisa Ling was a co-host on “The View” from 1999 to 2002, replacing Debbie Matenopoulos.

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Lisa Ling is still an accomplished journalist and TV personality. She left “The View” in 2002 to return to international reporting and has since appeared on “National Geographic Explorer,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Our America with Lisa Ling” and CNN’s award-winning documentary “Planet in Peril.” Lisa is currently the host of “This is Life with Lisa Ling” on CNN, which premiered its eighth season in 2021. In 2022, her HBO Max docu-series about Asian food and culture, “Take Out With Lisa Ling,” debuted. She married radiation oncologist Paul Song in 2007 and welcomed kids Jett Ling and Ray Ling in 2013 and 2016.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck co-hosted “The View” from 2003 to 2013. She was known for her conservative views and heated conversations with her co-hosts.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck left “The View” to co-host the Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends.” In 2015, she announced she was retiring to spend more time with her family, explaining that she wanted to “give them the best of me, not the rest of me.” She’s since stopped by “The View” a few times, including in 2020 (seen here) and 2022. Elisabeth, who suffers from celiac disease, founded Nogii, a gluten-free protein snack company. Her memoir, “Point of View,” hit bookstore shelves in 2019. She’s been married to her college sweetheart — former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, with whom she shares two sons and a daughter — since 2002.

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Rosie O’Donnell was a co-host on “The View” from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2014 to 2015. She had a reputation for her strong liberal opinions and frequent disagreements with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

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Rosie O’Donnell has been involved in a number of projects since leaving “The View.” The actress and comedian released her second memoir, “Celebrity Detox,” hosted Rosie Radio on Sirius XM Radio and hosted “The Rosie Show” on OWN for one season. She also appeared on FOX’s “Empire,” CBS’s “Mom” and NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” Rosie appeared on the series “SMILF” from 2017 until 2019 and in 2022 made her debut on the series “American Gigolo.” She’s a mother of five with two ex-wives.

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Whoopi Goldberg joined the cast of “The View” as a co-host in 2007.

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Today, Whoopi Goldberg is still a full-time host on “The View.” In addition to her duties leading the panel, she’s also appeared in a number of movies including “Toy Story 3,” “For Colored Girls,” “Top Five,” “The Muppets,” “9/11” and “Furlough.” She lent her voice to the Apple TV+ animated film “Luck” in 2022. The thrice-divorced actress, who’s also an EGOT winner, is a mother to one daughter.

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Sherri Shepherd co-hosted “The View” from 2007 to 2014.

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Sherri Shepherd has continued to focus on hosting since leaving “The View” while also branching out into writing and business. She published the novel “Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break” and hosted Nickelodeon’s “NickMom Night Out” special. She also developed her own wig and haircare line. Sherri also enjoyed recurring roles on “Call Your Mother” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls” in 2021. In 2022, she started hosting her own talk show, “Sherri,” which took Wendy Williams’ slot. Sherri has had a tumultuous personal life over the last decade. The actress fought a legal battle against ex-husband Lamar Sally over custody of their baby, who was born via surrogate after their split in 2014. Sherri claimed she shouldn’t be legally responsible for the child because she was not the biological mother and their marriage was a fraud. In 2015, a judge ruled in Lamar’s favor and Sherri was declared the legal parent of the baby boy. She’s also a mom to son Jeffrey from her first marriage.

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Jenny McCarthy had a stint as a co-host on “The View” from 2013 to 2014.

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Since her brief time on “The View,” Jenny McCarthy has hosted her own radio show, “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy,” on SiriusXM, which had a title change in 2016 to “The Jenny McCarthy Show.” She’s also been a judge on “The Masked Singer” since 2019. She’s continued to fuel her notoriety as a fierce autism activist (her son, Evan Asher, was diagnosed in 2005), writing three books on her experience raising an autistic son. Jenny married New Kids On the Block singer-turned-actor Donnie Wahlberg in 2014.

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Rosie Perez joined “The View” for the 2014-2015 season.

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Rosie Perez has gotten back to her acting roots since her time on “The View.” The Brooklyn native returned to Broadway to star in “Fish in the Dark” and has appeared in “Bounty Hunters,” “Elena of Avalor,” “Active Adults” and “Pure.” She more recently starred on HBO’s “The Flight Attendant” beginning in 2020, earning a best supporting actress Primetime Emmy nomination in 2021.She married artist Eric Haze in 2013.

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Like many of the co-hosts before her, Nicole Wallace joined “The View” for one season. She was a panelist from 2014 to 2015.

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Nicolle Wallace returned to political reporting after wrapping her single season of “The View.” She moved on to primarily work at MSNBC after leaving the talk show, hosting “Deadline: White House” and serving as a chief political analyst for both that network and NBC News. Nicole released her third novel, “Madam President,” in 2015. She was married to former U.S. ambassador and businessman Mark Wallace, with whom she shares a son, from 2005 until 2019. She remarried in 2022, tying the knot with journalist Michael S. Schmidt.

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Raven-Symoné joined the cast of the “The View” in 2015 and left the show one year later.

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Raven-Symoné departed “The View” to executive produce and star on a spinoff of her hit 2000s Disney show “That’s So Raven.” The new series, “Raven’s Home,” debuted in 2017 with the star again playing Raven Baxter, a performance that earned a Daytime Emmy nomination. The former “Cosby Show” child star also appeared on “Masters of None,” “Drunk History,” “Big City Greens,” and, more recently, “The Bold Type” in 2020. Raven who previously rejected labels, came out as gay in 2013 and in a 2022 TikTok post identified as nonbinary. Raven married social media manager Miranda Maday in 2020.

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Candace Cameron Bure co-hosted “The View” from 2015 to 2016.

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Candace Cameron Bure returned to acting after leaving “The View.” In 2016, she began reprising her role as D.J. Tanner-Fuller on Netflix’s “Fuller House,” a sequel to her hit ’80s show “Full House.” The former child star has also appeared as the character of Aurora Teagarden in several Hallmark TV movies. In 2022, it was revealed that she was moving to GAC Family to develop, produce and star in films and series for the new network. Candace, who’s known for being a devout Christian, married former NHL hockey player Valeri Bure in 1996. They have three kids.

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Michelle Collins was a co-host on “The View” from 2015 to 2016. She was fired after making a number of controversial statements and jokes on the show.

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Today, Michelle Collins hosts “The Michelle Collins Show” on SiriusXM. She previously hosted “90 Day Live” on TLC and “After Paradise,” the live aftershow for “Bachelor in Paradise.” The comedian currently has her own podcast, “Midnight Snack.”



































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