Who Has Hosted The View?


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As of the show's 19th season, there have been 15 co-hosts of "The View." The co-hosts of "The View" for the 19th season are Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone, and Michelle Collins.

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Rosie O'Donnell is the only co-host to have left the show and come back as a co-host in a later season. Barbara Walters, the original creator of the show, is notable for co-hosting 17 seasons of the show, more than any other co-host in the shows history. The co-host with the second longest time on the show is Joy Behar. Despite her departure from co-hosting duties, Walters remained on the show as the executive producer.

Co-hosts of "The View" were not always present for every taping of the show during their tenure. Guests hosts often filled in for co-hosts that were not present. Originally Joy Behar and Barbara Walters rotated co-hosting duties before Behar was made an official co-host of "The View." Similarly, Raven-Symone began her time on the show as a guest co-host before she became a full time co-host. Other past co-hosts of "The View" are Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, in addition to Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.

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