Things are always changing on daytime TV: shows get canceled, time slots get shifted and anchors come and go. But one of the biggest changes (at least this week) is the news that CNN analyst Ana Navarro will be joining the cast of The View… part-time, at least.
Navarro’s new role was announced on the show’s Friday episode. She will join current hosts Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman every Friday. (Moderator Whoopi Goldberg has Fridays off.) While Navarro had reportedly been in talks to join The View as a full-time host, Variety reported that those negotiations “fell apart due to salary demands.”
Navarro has worked for various outlets over the years, including Telemundo and ABC News. However, she is best known for her role on CNN, where she has worked as a political strategist and commentator.
Some personal news…stating today, I am happy to be joining the ladies around the table as a Friday Co-host on “The View”.
‘View’ Adds Ana Navarro as Guest Host – Variety https://t.co/iu63Hq4wxk
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 2, 2018
But Navarro isn’t just a television personality. She served on the transition team for Florida governor Jeb Bush in 1998 and as the national co-chair of the Hispanic Advisory Council for John McCain in 2008 and Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2012, and she supported Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Many fans believe Navarro is a good match for the show. One Twitter user said this was “great news!”
I don't know if I'm happier for the viewers or @ananavarro.
‘View’ Adds Ana Navarro as Guest Host – Variety https://t.co/rL0qVSkAsX
— Kevin (@orig80saddict) November 2, 2018
Another Twitter user called Navarro “an excellent addition.”
Ana Navarro is an excellent addition to the show. Love the way she conveys her viewpoints and has fast responses.
— Linda Mallery (@linda_mallery) November 2, 2018
Yet another Twitter user couldn’t contain their excitement, writing “YAY YAY YAY!!”
Yay! We are getting an Ana Navarro treat every Friday on The View…YAY YAY YAY!! Have really missed your voice at the table. Was disappointed when you didn't get Sarah's spot but this helps…looking forward to Friday's on The View again!
— Sweetlight (@Sweetlight4) November 2, 2018
That said, how Navarro will fit in on the long-running talk show remains to be seen.