ABC News correspondent Sara Haines is joining “The View” as the daytime talk show begins its 20th season.
Haines, who worked on the “Today” show before joining ABC in 2013, has primarily worked on pop culture stories. She will replace Michelle Collins as a host.
Whoopi Goldberg returns as moderator of the daytime chatfest, along with other panelists Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and Raven-Symone. Former Fox News host Jedediah Bila and ABC News legal correspondent Sunny Hostin will also be semi-regulars on the show.
Although Raven will return, former co-host Sherri Shepherd, who appeared on the show this week, told the Tom Joyner Morning Show that the youngest host will only be on the panel one day a week.
ABC will also air a prime-time history of the talk show invented by Barbara Walters on Aug. 23.
SOURCE: Associated Press with additional reporting by Krystal Franklin, BAW