Another co-host bites the dust.
Paula Faris and ABC announced on Wednesday that she’ll be departing “The View” and “Good Morning America.” She’ll be leaving both roles at the end of August to begin a new role with ABC News that will focus on reporting and breaking news.
ABC News President James Goldston sent a memo to staff, which was obtained by Page Six, about her departure and also revealed that she’ll be launching a podcast about faith. Faris also tweeted, “Excited/grateful for the opportunity to cover big stories & talk to the people at the center of them. Thank you to the gracious teams at @GMA Sat./Sun. and @TheView Not going far but I’ll miss you. However, I won’t miss that 3am wake up on weekends! ;)”
A source told Page Six that Faris’ changeup was entirely her own decision and that she signed a new contract with ABC weeks if not months ago.
“She’s getting her weekends back,” the source said.
Faris is a mom to three children, Caroline, Landon and JJ, but recently revealed to People that she suffered a miscarriage.
“I feel like it was in that moment that really repositioned my priority compass and our family’s priority compass,” she said. “I realized that my kids need me in the stands and on the sidelines, my husband and I need that time to reconnect.”