The search could also be over! Alyssa Farah Griffin will reportedly develop into the fifth co-host of The View for its twenty sixth season, in line with Variety. The outlet reported that sources stated that Alyssa, 33, will doubtless be named because the present’s new host, almost a 12 months after Meghan McCain stated her last goodbye to the present in August 2021. All through the twenty fifth season, quite a lot of totally different conservative voices joined the women on the Sizzling Subjects desk to see how the chemistry was among the many co-hosts, together with Alyssa. The previous political advisor has been a frequent presence all through the most recent season and can reportedly be part of the desk completely in September. Discover out all the things you could learn about Alyssa right here!
1. Alyssa was an advisor to Trump
Whereas it might shock some folks given what different co-hosts have stated about him, Alyssa labored as an advisor to former President Donald Trump for a stretch in 2020. Whereas she’s had a wide selection of positions in Washington, her most notable time was when she served because the White Home Director of Strategic Communications from April 2020 to December 2020. That wasn’t her solely job underneath Trump; she was additionally appointed a particular assistant to him in 2017, and he or she additionally served because the press secretary for the Division of Protection from September 2019, till she took on her White Home function.
2. She’s been a commentator for CNN and ‘The Hill’
A graduate from Patrick Henry School’s journalism program, it ought to come as no shock that Alyssa has a robust journalistic background. Whereas she has loads of expertise in Washington and having visitor co-hosted The View loads of instances previously season, she has additionally labored with a few of the largest media organizations reporting on politics. She served as a co-host for The Hill’s online show Rising. After leaving the White Home, she was additionally introduced on as a political commentator for CNN in December 2021, as reported by Mediate.
3. She labored with many extra Republican politicians earlier than Trump
Whereas Trump is clearly the most important identify that she labored for, Alyssa served in quite a lot of political roles earlier than taking a job on the White Home. Early in her profession, she served as a press secretary for then-North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, who later grew to become Trump’s chief of workers. She was additionally the conservative Freedom Caucus’ Communications Director. Earlier than taking over her communications job underneath Trump, she served because the press secretary for former Vice President Mike Pence when she was additionally a particular assistant to the president.
4. She’s since flipped her views on Trump
Whereas Alyssa nonetheless identifies herself as a Republican, she’s sought to distance herself from Trump, and he or she’s disavowed him, particularly in gentle of the January 6 assault on the Capitol. Whereas rioters invaded the constructing, she tweeted calling for him to inform the insurrectionists to cease. “Condemn this now, @realDonaldTrump – you’re the just one they’ll take heed to. For our nation!” she wrote on the time. It’s additionally been revealed that throughout the assault, she texted Meadows and stated, “If somebody doesn’t say one thing, folks will die,” per The Washington Post.
Most of all, she’s sworn towards voting for Trump once more if he makes one other run for the White Home throughout the subsequent presidential election, per Newsweek. “If he’s a Republican candidate in 2024, sure, I can’t be supporting Donald Trump in 2024,” she stated throughout an look on MSNBC in Might 2021.
5. She obtained married to Justin Griffin in 2021
Politics apart, Alyssa tied the knot together with her husband Justin Griffin in November 2021. After the marriage, she shared an adorably picture of her and her hubby, talking about what an incredible day that she had. “Finest day of my life, marrying my greatest good friend,” she wrote in her Instagram caption.
Whereas saying “I do,” could have been Alyssa’s “greatest day,” it wasn’t drama-free. She revealed that her personal dad Joseph Farah, who’s a conservative journalist himself, had skipped out on the ceremony after she disavowed Trump, throughout a February look on The View. “I needed to cope with two folks very near me—my father and step-mother—who didn’t need to attend my wedding ceremony [because of] political variations after I spoke out towards President Trump,” she stated, earlier than noting that they didn’t attend.