Paula Faris quits 'The View' and 'Good Morning America' to launch her own faith podcast
Paula Faris, who has been a co-host on 'The View' for three seasons and a co-anchor on 'Good Morning America' for the last four years, is launching her own faith-based podcast
Paula Faris is all set to resign from her role as a co-host of the ABC daytime show 'The View' after three seasons. She is also resigning from her job as the co-anchor on the weekend edition of 'Good Morning America' after four years on the show. The mother of three will reportedly continue reporting stories for ABC News — something she has been doing since her joining the organization back in 2012. The devout Christian is now planning to launch her own faith-themed podcast.
Faris herself announced the news on Twitter, writing: "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! ;)"
Post that Wednesday tweet of hers, sources have also shared with E! News that "Paula will still be an important part of the GMA family."
"I'm writing with exciting news about our colleague Paula Faris, who will take on a new role for us in the fall," ABC News President James Goldston wrote in a memo to staff. "She's expanding her reporting portfolio to cover the most consequential stories of the day, help lead the charge on breaking news and focus on key bookings.
"She'll continue to be an important part of the GMA family and appear across all of ABC News, and she's gearing up for the launch of a podcast on faith to explore what unites people of all backgrounds even in these divisive times. She has a keen understanding of stories that resonate with our audience, and we're looking forward to even more great work ahead," he added.
Faris's successful career in reporting came with its own share of hardships, as revealed by her own self back in April 2017, when she came forward about her experiences with sexual harassment while just starting off at a Dayton TV news station.
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“I had an opportunity to start reporting at the station in Dayton, Ohio. One of my superiors, right when I started, said women didn’t belong in sports,” Faris had said in a discussion with her co-hosts on an episode of The View, at the time. “And you won’t make it unless you show… something that rhymes with bits, alright, so he said you won’t make it unless you show your goods.”
While Faris did not name her harasser, neither the station, she did add: “I kind of thought what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger but on my way out, about a year later I got another job... So I just wrote a letter to the human resources department on my way out saying that this guy was abusing people verbally and I wasn’t in it for litigation or money or anything, I don’t know what happened.”