Barbara Walters is a true icon of TV news who informed and entertained audiences for over 50 years. In celebration of her 89th birthday on Sept. 25, 2018, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars of Barbara's signature daytime show, "The View," to find out what the program's many, many hosts are doing today!
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Barbara Walters created "The View" in 1997 and appeared as a regular host until her retirement in 2014.
Today, Barbara Walters is enjoying the retired life. The TV news legend — who's interviewed the likes of Jimmy Carter, Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama, Katharine Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Anna Wintour and Hollywood's elite — announced her retirement from television in 2014 after 53 years on the air. Thrice-divorced Barbara, a mother of one, has come out of retirement for a few interviews here and there, including chats with Mary Kay Letourneau and Melania Trump. Her final on-air interview was with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in December 2015.
Meredith Vieira appeared as a co-host on "The View" from 1997 until her departure in 2006.
After leaving "The View," Meredith Vieira accepted an offer to succeed Katie Couric as co-anchor of the "Today" show, where she remained for five years before leaving in 2011. Meredith stayed with NBC as a special correspondent and eventually hosted her own talk show, "The Meredith Vieira Show," which ran for two seasons. She's currently a special correspondent for "NBC News" and a contributor to "Today," "NBC Nightly News" and "Dateline NBC." In addition to her impressive career, Meredith also has an equally impressive personal life: She's been married to CBS News journalist Richard M. Cohen, with whom she shares three children, since 1986.
Joy Behar is a long-running member of "The View." She first appeared on the show from 1997 to 2013 and returned to host full-time in 2015.
Today, Joy Behar is still doing what she's always done: make people laugh. The comedian is still cracking jokes on "The View" and has lent her talents to a number of other programs including "The Joy Behar Show," "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" and "Late Night Joy." The mother of one surprised fans when she returned to the ABC daytime show in 2015, explaining, "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in… I'm happy to be back home. And I'm looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight." She has since written a book about Trump titled "The Great Gasbag: An A-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World." Joy married her longtime partner, Steve Janowitz, in 2011 after nearly 30 years of dating.
Star Jones was a co-host on "The View" from 1997 to 2006. Her departure from the show was marked by controversy after her contract wasn't renewed and she announced her departure, on-air, two days ahead of schedule. Star's messy removal caused a rift between her and Barbara Walters that lasted for years.
Star Jones has had plenty of ups and downs since being let go from "The View." She hosted her own show, "Star Jones," on truTV but the program was cancelled after six months. She went on to host or guest host numerous cable programs including "House Hunters," the Michael Eric Dyson radio show, "Larry King Live" and "The Bad Girls Club" Season 2 reunion on the Oxygen Network. She was also a contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice." Star, an attorney, eventually made up with Barbara Walters and began guest hosting on "The View" beginning in 2012." She also wrote three books. Star married lawyer Ricardo Lugo in March 2018. She was previously married to investment banker Al Reynolds.
Debbie Matenopoulos (right) hosted "The View" from 1997 to 1999. She was only 22 when she was invited to join the show after a chance meeting with Barbara Walters.
Debbie Matenopoulos has appeared on a number of TV programs since departing "The View" in 1999. She's hosted "Good Day Live," "He's A Lady," "The Daily 10" on E! News and "The Insider" on CBS. Today, Debbie is the host of "The Home and Family Show" on the Hallmark Channel. She's also a married mother of one. She tied the knot with Jon Falcone in 2013 and their daughter, Alexandra Kalliope, was born in October 2014.
Lisa Ling was a co-host on "The View" from 1999 to 2002, replacing Debbie Matenopoulos.
Today, Lisa Ling is still an accomplished journalist and TV personality. She left "The View" in 2002 to return to international reporting and has since appeared on "National Geographic Explorer," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Our America with Lisa Ling" and CNN's award-winning documentary "Planet in Peril." Lisa is currently the host of "This is Life with Lisa Ling" on CNN. She married radiation oncologist Paul Song in 2007 and welcomed two children, Jett Ling and Ray Ling, in 2013 and 2016.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck co-hosted "The View" from 2003 to 2013. She was well-known for her conservative views and heated conversations with her co-hosts.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck left "The View" to co-host the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends." In November 2015, she announced that she would retire to spend more time with her family, saying that she wanted to "give them the best of me, not the rest of me." Elisabeth, who suffers from celiac disease, officially left the show one month later and has since founded Nogii, a gluten-free protein snack company. Her memoir, "Point of View," is scheduled to hit bookstore shelves in April 2019. Elisabeth is married to her college sweetheart, former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, with whom she shares two sons and one daughter.
Rosie O'Donnell was a co-host on "The View" from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2014 to 2015. She gained fame on the show for her strong liberal opinions and frequent disagreements with fellow co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Rosie O'Donnell has been involved in a number of projects since leaving "The View." The actress and comedian released her second memoir, "Celebrity Detox," hosted Rosie Radio on Sirius XM Radio and hosted "The Rosie Show" on OWN for one season. She also appeared on FOX's "Empire," CBS's "Mom" and NBC's "Hairspray Live!" Rosie currently stars as Tutu on Showtime's comedy series "SMILF." She's a mother of five with two ex-wives including Michelle Rounds, who committed suicide in September 2017.
Whoopi Goldberg joined the cast of "The View" as a co-host in 2007.
Today, Whoopi Goldberg is still a full-time host on "The View." In addition to her co-hosting duties, she's also appeared in a number of movies including "Toy Story 3," "For Colored Girls," "Top Five," "The Muppets," "9/11" and "Furlough." Whoopi is also scheduled to appear in "Nobody's Fool" in November 2018 and "Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin" in 2019. The thrice-divorced actress, who is also an EGOT winner, is a mother to one daughter.
Sherri Shepherd co-hosted "The View" from 2007 to 2014.
Sherri Shepherd has continued to focus on hosting since leaving "The View" while also branching out into writing and business. She published the novel "Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break" and hosted Nickelodeon's "NickMom Night Out" special. She also developed her own wig and haircare line. In recent years, Sherri has made headlines for her complicated personal life. The actress fought a legal battle against her ex-husband, Lamar Sally, over the custody of their baby born, who was born via surrogate after their split. Sherri claimed she shouldn't be legally responsible for the child because she was not the biological mother and their marriage was a fraud. In August 2015, a judge ruled in Lamar's favor and Sherri was declared the legal parent of the baby boy. She is also a mom to son Jeffrey from her first marriage.
Jenny McCarthy had a stint as a co-host on "The View" from 2013 to 2014.
Since her brief time on "The View," Jenny McCarthy has hosted her own radio show, "Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy," on SiriusXM. She's also continued to fuel her notoriety as a fierce autism activist (her son, Evan Asher, was diagnosed in 2005). She wrote three books on her experience raising an autistic son and has faced criticism for her anti-vaccine views. Jenny married New Kids On the Block singer-turned-actor Donny Wahlberg in August 2014.
Rosie Perez joined "The View" for one season from 2014 to 2015.
Rosie Perez has gotten back to her acting roots since her time on "The View." The Brooklyn native returned to Broadway to star in "Fish in the Dark" and has appeared in "Bounty Hunters," "Elena of Avalor," "Active Adults" and "Pure." She most recently starred on NBC's musical drama "Rise" and is scheduled to appear in 2019's "The Last Thing He Wanted." She married artist Eric Haze in September 2013 in Las Vegas.
Like many of the co-hosts before her, Nicole Wallace joined "The View" for one season. She co-hosted from 2014 to 2015.
Nicolle Wallace returned to political reporting after wrapping her one season of "The View." She's the current anchor of "Deadline: White House" and a chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. She's also a frequent contributor and guest host on the MSNBC programs "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams" and "Morning Joe" as well as on NBC's "Today" show. Nicole released her third novel, "Madam President," in April 2015. She's married to former U.S. ambassador and businessman Mark Wallace and is a mother to one son.
Raven-Symoné joined the cast of the "The View" in 2015 and left the show one year later.
Raven-Symoné departed "The View" to executive produce and star on a spin-off of her hit 2000s Disney show, "That's So Raven." The sitcom, "Raven's Home," debuted in 2017 with the actress reprising her role as Raven Baxter. She earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performance and the show's second season premiered in June 2018. She's also appeared on "Masters of None," "Drunk History" and "Big City Greens." Raven, who previously rejected labels but referred to herself as a lesbian on "The View," parted ways with longtime girlfriend AzMarie Livingston in 2015.
Candace Cameron Bure co-hosted "The View" from 2015 to 2016.
Candace Cameron Bure is now acting full-time after leaving "The View." In 2016, she began reprising her role as D.J. Tanner-Fuller on Netflix's "Fuller House," a sequel to her hit '80s show "Full House." The former child star has also appeared as Aurora Teagarden in nine Hallmark TV movies. Candace, a devoted Christian, married former NHL hockey player Valeri Bure in 1996 and continues to raise their three kids with him.
Michelle Collins was a co-host on "The View" from 2015 to 2016. She was fired after making a number of controversial statements and jokes on the show.
Today, Michelle Collins hosts "The Michelle Collins Show" on SiriusXM, "90 Day Live" on TLC and "After Paradise," the live aftershow for "Bachelor in Paradise." The comedian also hosted "All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married" on ABC Digital and "Lifetime TV: Little Talk Live" and "Date Night Live" on Lifetime.