Every ‘The View’ Cohost Since the Show’s 1997 Premiere: Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg

since The View premiered in August 1997, more than 20 women have had permanent roles as cohosts on the ABC morning talk show.

The series, which was created by Barbara Walters, features a multi-generational panel that conducts interviews and discusses the news of the day, ranging from politics to entertainment. The original lineup was comprised of Walters, Joy BeharStar JonesMeredith Vieira and Debbie Matenopoulos. The current panel for season 22 consists of Behar, Whoopi GoldbergMeghan McCainAbby HuntsmanSunny Hostin and Ana Navarro.

Viewers were reminded of the Emmy-winning program’s oft-tumultuous history in April 2019 with the publication of journalist Ramin Setoodeh’s Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The ViewOpens a New Window.. The book, which features interviews with nearly every woman who has taken a seat at the table over the years, delves into how the show often becomes news, rather than simply discussing news.

In one headline-making excerpt from the book, Rosie O’Donnell admitted that she had “a little bit of a crush” on her on-air nemesis Elisabeth Hasselbeckduring their time on The View, though the comedian insisted that she never wanted to act on it. In another excerpt, Sherri Shepherd revealed that O’Donnell helped her get more money than Hasselbeck by urging her to counteroffer and request more perks with the job.

Scroll down to take a look back at every The View cohost since 1997!

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Joy Behar

The comedian is the longest-running View host, appearing at the panel from 1997 to 2013 before rejoining in 2015.

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Star Jones

The attorney cohosted from 1997 to 2006 before launching her own short-lived, self-titled talk show. She later competed on The Celebrity Apprentice.

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Debbie Matenopoulos

The TV host appeared on the show from 1997 to 1999 before being replaced by Lisa Ling. She has since worked for TV Guide Channel, E! and VH1.

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Meredith Vieira

The journalist moderated The View from 1997 to 2006 before joining the Todayshow. Her later gigs included Who Wants to Be a MillionaireDateline NBC and a self-titled, two-season NBC talk show.

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Barbara Walters

The veteran journalist continues to serve as the series’ executive producer after hosting from 1997 to 2014.

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Lisa Ling

The TV presenter appeared on the show from 1999 to 2002 before pursuing a career in international reporting.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck

The Survivor alum joined The View in 2003 and continued cohosting for a decade. After she was fired in 2013 as the show tried to become less political, she moved over to Fox News before retiring in 2015.

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Rosie O’Donnell

The comedian became a moderator in 2006 but abruptly left months later after engaging in an on-air argument with Hasselbeck over the Iraq War. She returned for the 2014 to 2015 season.

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Whoopi Goldberg

The EGOT winner has been a cohost on The View since 2007.

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Sherri Shepherd

The actress served as a cohost from 2007 to 2014, but continued to make guest appearances in the years that followed.

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Jenny McCarthy

The former Playboy model had a one-season stint from 2013 to 2014.

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Rosie Perez

The actress tried her hand at cohosting from 2014 to 2015.

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Nicolle Wallace

Like Perez, the political commentator only appeared for one season from 2014 to 2015.

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Raven-Symoné

The That’s So Raven alum joined the panel in 2015 for one season before returning to her Disney Channel roots for the Raven’s Home reboot.

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Candace Cameron Bure

The Full House alum was a cohost from 2015 to 2016 before dedicating herself to Hallmark Channel.

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Michelle Collins

The comedian was fired from The View in 2016 after one season for a string of controversies, which included mocking Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s face.

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Paula Faris

The TV correspondent exited the show in 2018 after three years to join ABC News.

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Jedediah Bila

The conservative columnist cohosted The View from 2016 to 2017 and has since appeared on The Five and several SiriusXM shows.

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Sara Haines

The journalist was a permanent cohost from 2016 to 2018. She later joined Good Morning America with Michael Strahan.

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Sunny Hostin

The lawyer joined the series in 2016.

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Meghan McCain

The former Fox News contributor and daughter of the late U.S. Senator John McCain joined the show in 2017.

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Abby Huntsman

Like McCain, Huntsman made the move from Fox News to The View in 2018.

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Ana Navarro

The political strategist fills in for Goldberg approximately once a week during the ongoing 22nd season.

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