The View co-host Abby Huntsman is leaving the talk show to help run her father Jon Huntsman Jr.’s campaign for governor of Utah, she announced on Monday.
Abby Huntsman said on the ABC talk show that she will be the senior advisor to her father’s campaign.
The daughter of the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and former governor of Utah said her final appearance co-hosting The View will be Friday, January 17. Her father’s gubernatorial campaign is already in full swing.
"Today, I'm saying goodbye."@HuntsmanAbby announces she is leaving @TheView to help run her father's campaign for governor of Utah: "It's not often in life that you get these moments to go fight for something that you are so passionate about." https://t.co/VTJUxjEuW6 pic.twitter.com/XsGahw3VPc
— The View (@TheView) January 13, 2020
Huntsman explained that she came to the decision to leave The View during the show’s winter hiatus; her father had already asked her for help running his campaign when it launched.
Huntsman has been a co-host of The View since the start of its 22nd season in September 2018, having got her start at ABC News while interning at Good Morning America and World News Tonight in college. She later served as a news desk assistant for ABC News in Washington D.C. and an assistant booker for Good Morning America in New York City, according to ABC News.
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) January 11, 2020