ABC’s The View is losing one of its more vocal advocates for Christian values…Paula Faris.
Faris is leaving The View and the weekend edition of Good Morning America for a new position at ABC—she’ll be handling breaking news and reporting at ABC News. According to the network, she’ll also start a podcast focusing on faith and what unites people in divisive times.
On Wednesday, Faris announced her departure from The View and GMA on her twitter account.
“Thank you to the gracious teams at @GMA Sat./Sun. and @TheView Not going far but I’ll miss you,” she tweeted. “However, I won’t miss that 3am wake up on weekends! ;)”
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! 😉 https://t.co/TlWagcRjpS
— Paula Faris (@paulafaris) July 18, 2018
Faris said the later hours will also allow her to spend more time with her family.
Faris told People she had a wake-up call about her health this past year, and it made her rethink her career.
“What kicked it off is that I had a really tough miscarriage,” she told the magazine. “I feel like it was in that moment that really repositioned my priority compass and our family’s priority compass. I realized that my kids need me in the stands and on the sidelines, my husband and I need that time to reconnect.”
“I’m excited to get my life back,” she said, according to People magazine. “I have three kids (Caroline Grace, 10, JJ, 8, and Landon, 4,) and working at GMA Weekend and The View has been awesome, but I’m so excited to not go to bed at 8:30 or 9 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday night because my alarm would go off for work at 3:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday morning.”
Even though her pace will slow, her passion for journalism and the opportunities ahead will not.
“ABC has really rallied behind a passion project of mine, which is to launch a faith podcast,” she urged. “I’m a woman of deep faith and Christian, so I’m really excited to launch this podcast in September. We’ll be taking to people of all faiths and how their faith has shaped the direction of their life.”
Lifenews.com notes that Faris has referenced pro-lifers multiple times on The View and has applauded Christians on Good Morning America like football player Russell Wilson for “holding on to core values” like sex abstinence.