Erin Hershey Presley (ex Alison, PC) Along with Rachel Campos and Elisabeth Hasselback Named as Final Co-Host Candidates for ABC Daytime's The View!
Barbara Walters Made Official Announcement Today
In July, The View creator/executive producer and co-host Barbara Walters, announced plans for the search for a fifth co-host. On today's live broadcast, Ms. Walters named former "Real World: San Francisco participant Rachel Campos, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, host, The Look for Less, and actress Erin Hershey Presley, formally of ABC Daytime's Port Charles, as the final three contenders vying for the chair vacated by former co-host Lisa Ling last December.
Each candidate will co-host The View for one week beginning today with Ms. Campos - who made the surprise announcement this morning that she is pregnant with her third child.
Ms. Walters will name the new co-host, live, Monday, Nov. 24.
ERIN HERSHEY PRESLEY - 27, was last seen as Alison Barrington on ABC Daytime's "Port Charles" and is married to her former co-star, Brian Presley. Ms. Presley quickly became a fan favorite with the Daytime press, which credited her with such praise as "Best Female Newcomer," an honor that garnered a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination. She was also mentioned in TV Guide as giving one of the great performances of 2000. Ms. Presley was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and currently resides in California.
RACHEL CAMPOS - 32, is an alumnus of "The Real World: San Francisco" and is married to "Real World: Boston" alum Sean Duffy, a district attorney in Wisconsin. They both met on the first "Road Rules/Real World Challenge" and have two children, Eva and Xavier, and are currently expecting a third child. Ms. Campos was named a finalist during the first co-host replacement search conducted by "The View" in 1999. She grew up in a military family and graduated from Desert High School at Edwards AFB in California. She has two brothers and one sister.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK - 26, currently hosts "The Look for Less" on the Style Network and was a former contestant on "Survivor: The Australian Outback," having survived through the final four. She is a Boston College graduate and recently married her college sweetheart, Tim Hasselbeck, Quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Ms. Hasselbeck divides her time between Brookline, Massachusetts, and Los Angeles, California. The only female footwear designer for Puma North America, she was given the chance to design for supermodel Christy Turlington's NUALA yoga footwear line. In addition, Ms. Hasselbeck has been working for the past five years on a line of greeting cards, bags, planners and shoes.
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