Paula Faris Leaves 'The View' & 'GMA' For Bigger Fish At ABC News
Paula Faris is set to depart from ABC's The View and Good Morning America to attain a more significant role at ABC News.
Paula and ABC announced the news on 18 July 2018 that the television correspondent will exit the long-running shows at the end of August to focus a career in the breaking news.
The news was first broken by ABC News President James Goldston, who sent a memo to ABC employees notifying about Paula's departure from the two shows and further mentioned that she'll be hosting a podcast related to faith. He said,
“To have time to cover stories in-depth, Paula will leave the weekend editions of GMA and The View at the end of this season. In four years at weekend GMA and three seasons at the Hot Topics table, Paula has played an important role at both shows, offering an insightful and intelligent take on the big stories of the day. She’s been instrumental to their success. “
Later, Paula also posted a tweet expressing her gratitude towards her current shows' teams and thanking ABC for trusting her with a bigger responsibility.
Paula Faris announces her exit from The View and GMA on 18 July 2018 (Photo: Paula Faris' Twitter)
Paula revealed the reason for her departure was to maintain a healthy work-personal life balance. The mother of three kids (Caroline, JJ, and Landon), who once suffered a terrible miscarriage, expressed her excitement of not having to go to sleep at 8 or 9 p.m. and wake up at 3:30 a.m for appearing in the television. With this move, she can spare some more time for her children and husband of 17 years, John Krueger.
Paula first joined Good Morning America as a weekend co-anchor in 2014 and made her first appearance in the show on 9 August. She started working on The View in its nineteenth season in 2015.
Before joining GMA, Paula served as a co-host for ABC's World News Now and America This Morning.
During her years as a co-host on GMA, Paula even suffered a concussion on two occasions, one onscreen and the other on the road. The first incident occurred on live TV when she got hit by an object while performing a shot at GMA.
The second time it happened a few weeks later than the first event. While she was driving an automobile, her car crashed, and she got injured in the head. She mentioned via Twitter on 18 November 2017 that she even had to put on glasses to help with her vision after the shock.