The View hosts then and now: Favorite & forgotten

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Barbara Walters had an idea for a show and plenty has changed since she debuted it

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The original View lineup: Star Jones, Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos, Barbara Walters

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Barbara appeared as a regular host until her retirement in 2014. Today, she is enjoying her retired life

Barbara Walters

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Meredith Vieira served 1997 to 2006. She currently hosts the game show 25 Words or Less. 

Meredith Vieira

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Star Jones was appearing on the show from 1997 to 2006.  Star recently returned to daytime TV as a judge on Divorce Court.

Star Jones

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Debbie Matenopoulos appeared from 1997 to 1999. She has since worked for TV Guide Channel, E! and VH1.

Debbie Matenopoulos

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Rosie O'Donnell from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2014 to 2015. Now full-time acting

Rosie O'Donnell

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Actress Sherri Shepherd served from 2007 to 2014. Sherri will soon host a new self-title talk show on Fox

Sherri Shepherd

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she was fired in 2013. Elisabeth joined Fox News before retiring in 2015.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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Jenny McCarthy joined the show from 2013 to 2014. Jenny has been a judge on The Masked Singer since 2019.

Jenny McCarthy

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Nicolle Wallace joined The View for one season, co-hosting from 2014 to 2015. Nicole joined NBC News

Nicole Wallace

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Candace Cameron Bure joined the show briefly in 2015. She recently announced plans to move from Hallmark to GAC Media.

Candace Cameron Bure

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Meghan McCain joined The View on Oct. 9, 2017. She left the show in 2021, moving to Washington D.C.

Meghan McCain

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