PEOPLE can solely announce that the Fox & Pals Weekend alumna is leaving the ABC speak present to assist run her father Jon Huntsman Jr.’s marketing campaign for governor of Utah.
Huntsman, 33, joined the show firstly of season 22 in September 2018; the present is presently in its 23rd season. Huntsman will announce her final day on-air Monday.
“Household has all the time been my number one priority, and is where I have to be targeted presently,” Huntsman stated in a press release. “We're incredibly shut and are there to help and assist each other when it issues. It’s not typically there's a political campaign that includes someone you're keen on and consider in, however this is considered one of them.”
“I’m so thankful for this chance and for ABC believing in me,” continued the co-host, who shares 7-month-old twins Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey and 2-year-old daughter Isabel Grace with husband Jeffrey Livingston. “It was all the time a dream to take a seat at The View table. I have the deepest gratitude for all of my co-hosts and the group at The View who don’t get sufficient credit for what they do day-after-day — I’ve discovered so much from every of them and it will all the time be a particular place to me.”
Stated The View government producers Hilary Estey McLoughlin, Candi Carter and Brian Teta in a press release, “Abby brought a singular, clever, insightful and relatable voice to our table. While we are unhappy she has made the choice to go away, with Abby, household all the time comes first and we admire her dedication as she moves on to this subsequent thrilling chapter together with her father’s marketing campaign for governor and to spend extra time together with her younger family.”
“We'll miss her heat presence at the studio both at the desk and behind the scenes,” they continued. “She is going to all the time be part of our family at The View and ABC Information and we welcome her back to have a seat at the table anytime.”
Huntsman, whose title will probably be senior advisor of her father’s marketing campaign, will commute to Utah in the meanwhile.
The TV character additionally addressed her exit in a heartfelt observe to the employees of the show, saying, “To the Greatest Staff in TV, ABC has been my family for a long time and I am so thankful to have had a seat on the table on an iconic present like The View. After a lot deliberation over the vacations, I have determined to go away the show to dedicate myself full-time in help of my dad and his marketing campaign for Governor of Utah.”
“You recognize I feel the world of all of you,” she continued. “You’re a number of the most gifted, hard-working and genuine individuals I’ve ever labored with. The employees is the engine of the present and also you by no means get sufficient credit score for what you do. I applaud you and thank you for welcoming me to the family on day-one. You all the time made me look a lot better than I ever might have alone. Thanks for believing in me and for all of the laughs along the best way.”
“ABC will all the time hold a particular place in my coronary heart, and so will all of you,” she added. “I hope you may be in my life for years to return.”
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McLoughlin, Carter and Teta issued their own notice concerning the “bittersweet news” to employees, writing, “Abby Huntsman is leaving The View to help run her father’s marketing campaign for Governor of Utah and to spend extra time together with her young household. As you will notice in her observe under, she made the robust determination to maneuver on over the vacation break.”
“From the second Abby joined us a yr and a half in the past, we knew how essential her huge family is to her,” they continued. “Isabel charmed us every time she came to the show and we shared Abby’s journey as she welcomed her twins, William and Ruby. Her dedication to family is what's launching Abby’s next exciting chapter. When your father asks you to help run your marketing campaign, it’s a hard one to say no to.”
“We thank Abby for her distinctive, intelligent, insightful and relatable voice that she delivered to the present both in front of and behind the digital camera. We'll really miss her and her nice spirit professionally and personally,” they concluded. “We'll cheer her on as she embraces her family’s long history in public service and we’ll welcome her again to listen to about her future tasks.”
The View airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.