For the last three years, Cedarville University alumna Paula Faris has been holding down a spot at the Hot Topics table on the highly rated ABC daytime show “The View.” Friday was her last day. Beginning in August, she will begin covering breaking news and podcasting on faith for ABC News.
Faris, a 1997 graduate with a degree in communications, has also served as weekend anchor for “Good Morning America” (GMA). She will be stepping away from that role as well.
“This is my choice,” Faris said in a news release through Cedarville. “After a tough year, including a difficult miscarriage, it redirected my priority compass. I’m walking away from “GMA Weekend Edition” and “The View” to focus on a new role, Monday through Friday, where I’ll be covering consequential interviews, substantive stories and launching a faith podcast.”
Faris said she hopes this move will offer better balance between her personal and professional life.
“She’ll continue to be an important part of the GMA family and appear across all of ABC News, and she’s gearing up for the launch of a podcast on faith to explore what unites people of all backgrounds even in these divisive times,” James Goldston, president of ABC News, said in a news release.
Faris began her television career as a production assistant at WKEF/WRGT, channels 22 and 45 in Dayton, and then became an on-air reporter.
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