ABC Denies Approaching Hoda Kotb to Replace Joy Behar on 'The View'


Hoda Kotb
The TV network dismisses rumor suggesting that they make a move on the 'Today' anchor to bring her as a replacement for Joy Behar.


Hoda Kotb is reportedly tapped as a possible new co-host on "The View" to replace Joy Behar, but ABC denies this. "There's absolutely zero truth to this whatsoever," a representative for the TV network insists.

A source told the New York Post that ABC was "very interested" in Kotb. A different insider said, "Hoda addresses several of their needs. She has news experience, which is something 'The View' has not had since Meredith Vieira left. She also adds some diversity to the panel."

Kotb has co-hosted "Today" with Kathie Lee Gifford since 2007. Their tandem helps the show score a solid rating beating rival show on ABC, "Good Morning America", which fought to keep their viewers following the awkward dismissal of Ann Curry last year.

"The View" is undergoing some major shake-ups to prepare for the next season, after Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced they were leaving the show. Barbara Walters also planned back in May to retire in summer 2014.

Jenny McCarthy has been confirmed as a new co-host joining Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd. Her recruitment was met with backlash due to her anti-vaccination views.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Is She Pregnant? Gwen Stefani Sports Suspicious Bump During Outing With Son
  3. Paula Patton Spotted With 'New Man' in L.A. Almost Three Years After Robin Thicke Divorce
  4. This Is How Olivia Munn Feels About Aaron Rodgers Allegedly Dating Marie Margolius
  5. Kim Kardashian to Co-Host 'Live' With Ryan Seacrest
  6. Fergie Goes Topless to Promote New Album 'Double Dutchess'
  7. Bella Thorne Suffers Insane Nip Slip in a Plunging Bodysuit at L.A. After Party
  8. It's Official! Daniel Craig Is Returning for 'Bond 25'
  9. George Clooney's Wife Amal Looks Skeletal Just Weeks After Welcoming Twins
  10. Porn Site Offers to Produce 'Sense8' Season 3