Fans of the ABC talk show “The View” were stunned this morning when conservative cohost Jedediah Bila announced that she will be leaving the show. She had only been with the program for a year.
“So this is my last day at ‘The View,’” Bila said, according to Page Six. “This has just been an amazing journey and I appreciate all of you. I want to thank the viewers, even the ones that write me hate tweets.”
“This has been a really great experience and mostly I just want to speak to the viewers and say we are nothing without you,” she added.
Hilary Estey McLoughlin, the executive in charge of the show, announced Bila’s departure in a letter to staffers early Monday morning.
“As some of you heard this morning at our meeting, we have some bittersweet news to share. Jed is leaving our show, and today is her last day. She has new opportunities on the horizon, including her new book,” the internal note read. “She’s been a spirited voice at the table over the past year, asking smart questions and challenging us all to think. We want to thank Jed very much for all of her contributions and wish her great success with the next step in her career. She will always be part of ‘The View’ family, and we’ll welcome her back to talk about her new projects. Please join us in thanking Jed for her hard work, her dedication and her voice at the table.”
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