Ever since Elisabeth Hasselbeck left The View in 2013 to take on a role at Fox News, the show — whose hosts also include Sara Haines, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, and Sunny Hostin — was lacking a conservative opinion. That said, the show filled that voice by hiring Meghan McCain as a new co-host!
While some fans of the show think Meghan has fit the bill in that respect, don't get us wrong. The 32-year-old is not blinded by her political beliefs... no one is safe. Even unafraid to criticize our current president, Meghan responded on Twitter to allegations that Donald Trump has been "physically mocking" her father in the midst of her 81-year-old dad's brain cancer diagnosis. "What more must my family be put through right now? This is abhorrent," she wrote. To learn more about the new co-host, scroll down!
Why did Meghan McCain leave Fox News?
Meghan recently left her position on the Fox News show Outnumbered to join The View! "I'm so thankful to Fox News for the chance to be on Outnumbered, but I’m leaving to focus on other things," she said. "I have no doubt the show will continue to do well and wish all my friends and colleagues at the network nothing but success."
The television company wrote in a statement, "Meghan has been a valuable part of Outnumbered and the Fox News team. We're sad to see her go, but we wish her all the best."
How much is Meghan McCain worth?
Meghan has made her money by writing books and working as a TV personality, columnist, and blogger. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Art History from Columbia University and launched her career with internships at Saturday Night Live and Newsweek. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Meghan is worth $4 million.
How can you contact Meghan McCain?
Meghan's viewers and fans can write a public email to her to express their thoughts, concerns, and compliments by using FastNote. Meghan also tweets under her handle @MeghanMcCain and can be booked for speaking engagements through All American Speakers.
Is Meghan McCain adopted?
No, Meghan is not adopted, but one of her siblings is! Meghan is one of seven McCain children. Her brothers are named Douglas, Andrew, John Sidney, and James, and her sisters are named Sidney and Bridget. Meghan's dad, John, had sons Andrew and Doug and daughter Sidney with his first wife, Carol Shepp McCain. John then married his second wife, Cindy McCain, in 1980 and together they had James, John, and Meghan. The couple later adopted their daughter Bridget from Bangladesh.
Meghan on The View in 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
After meeting a then-three-month-old Bridget in an orphanage, Cindy fell immediately in love. Bridget was born with a severe cleft palate that limited her ability to eat. Fearing for the baby's life, Cindy negotiated with officials and took Bridget to the US. The airport was where John found out they were adopting a baby. "I remember John's face. That day he was not the tough war hero senator. He was like every other new father, full of love and emotion," John's former aide Wes Gullet once said.