Paula Faris

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Paula Faris
Paula Faris (cropped).jpg
Born (1975-10-26) October 26, 1975 (age 45)
Alma materCedarville University
OccupationTelevision correspondent
Years active1997–present
John Krueger
(m. 2000)

Paula Faris[1] (born October 26, 1975) is an American journalist and television correspondent, formerly of ABC News. She is known for her tenure as co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend from 2014 to 2018 and as co-host of The View from 2015 to 2018. Prior to this, Faris co-anchored World News Now and America This Morning.

Early life and education[edit]

Faris was born on October 26, 1975 in Jackson, Michigan,[2][3] where she attended Jackson Christian School. She is a 1997 graduate of Cedarville University with a degree in broadcasting, an emphasis in television production.[4]


After graduation, Faris held several communications-related jobs including an operations position at Mills/James Productions in Columbus, Ohio. She held a job in radio sales, due to limited television opportunities.[5] She eventually found work for a year as a production assistant at WKEF/WRGT and later to occasionally report and anchor. From 2002 to 2005 she was the weekend sports anchor and weekday sports anchor at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.[5][6] After her contract expired, she became a sports reporter and anchor at the NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV in Chicago from November 2005 to December 2011.[7][8]

In December 2011, it was announced that Faris has been hired by ABC's news division, ABC News.[9] She made her debut for the network for its World News Now and America This Morning on January 2, 2012.[10] During this time she occasionally appeared as a fill-in on Good Morning America as well as a correspondent. Faris was later promoted to a New York-based correspondent for all ABC News programs.[11] Her final episode of World News Now and America This Morning was January 22, 2013.[12]

On August 9, 2014, Faris made her debut as co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend, following the departure of Bianna Golodryga, who moved to Yahoo! News.[13] On August 25, 2015, ABC announced Faris would join The View as a co-host for season 19. On August 3, 2016, it was announced that they have renewed Faris's contract for its twentieth season. She was also renewed as co-host for Season 21.[14][15] During the series' 21st and 22nd seasons, Faris mostly appeared during the program's Friday episodes.[16]

On July 18, 2018, ABC announced Faris would be departing both Good Morning America Weekend and The View to take on a new role within ABC News as well as to start a podcast that takes on the topic of faith produced by the network.[16] She made her final appearance as co-host of The View on July 20,[17] while her final episode as co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend aired on September 29.[18]

In September 2018, Faris became the senior national correspondent for ABC News.[19][20] Her podcast, titled “Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris”, launched on November 14.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Faris is of half Lebanese descent, her paternal grandparents were born in Lebanon.[22] Faris met her husband, John Krueger, while at Cedarville University.[5] They married in 2000 and have three children, Caroline Grace (b. 2007),[23] JJ (b. 2009), and Landon (b. January 2014).[5][23][24][25]

Faris is a Christian who speaks openly about her faith.[26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Raven-Symoné, and Nicolle Wallace)
Nominated [27]
2017 Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Jedediah Bila, Candace Cameron Bure, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, and Raven-Symoné)
Nominated [28]
2018 Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Jedediah Bila, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain)
Nominated [29]


  1. ^ "1997 Cedarville University Yearbook pg. 80". Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Jennings, Zeke (October 26, 2012). "Happy birthday to Paula Faris, Jackson's favorite ABC News anchor". mlive.
  3. ^ "This day in history, Oct. 26, 2019". The News-Gazette. Associated Press.
  4. ^ "1997 Cedarville University Yearbook pg. 15". Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "On the Fast Track in Sports Broadcasting | Public Relations | Cedarville University, a Christian College". 2007-04-16. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  6. ^ Kiesewetter, John (September 17, 2010). "Paula Faris Remembers Her Ohio TV Boss". Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  7. ^ "Sports to news: ABC anchor job luring Faris to New York". Time Out Chicago. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  8. ^ "Paula Faris Remembers Her Ohio TV Boss". September 17, 2019. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010.
  9. ^ "ABC News Announces "World News Now" and "America This Morning" Co-Anchor Paula Faris". ABC News.
  10. ^ Courtesy (2013-01-22). "Jackson native Paula Faris does final "World News Now" broadcast". Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  11. ^ "ABC News Announces New Assignments for Paula Faris, Diana Perez, Marci Gonzalez and Linzie Janis – ABC News". 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  12. ^ "Video: Paula Faris Bids Farewell to World News Now". ABC News. January 22, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  13. ^ "Paula Faris Unveiled As GMA Weekend Host: Video". Deadline Hollywood. August 9, 2014.
  14. ^ Moraes, Lisa de (3 August 2016). "Sara Haines New 'The View' Co-Host, Jedediah Bila Joins Sunny Hostin As Guest Hosts, Whoopi Goldberg Back As Den Mom". Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  15. ^ Melas, Chloe (3 August 2016). "Whoopi Goldberg: I didn't get Paula Faris fired from The View". Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  16. ^ a b Moraes, Lisa de (July 18, 2018). "Paula Faris Exits Weekend 'GMA' And 'The View' For New Role At ABC News". Deadline Hollywood.
  17. ^ "'The View' says goodbye to Paula Faris". Archived from the original on July 21, 2018. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  18. ^ Friedman, Megan (October 1, 2018). "Paula Faris Leaves 'Good Morning America' in Tears on Her Last Day as Weekend Anchor". Good Housekeeping.
  19. ^ "Paula Faris Official Biography". ABC News. September 17, 2018. Archived from the original on March 19, 2019. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  20. ^ Keegan, Kayla (November 14, 2018). "Paula Faris on the "Seven Months of Hell" She Endured Before Leaving 'Weekend GMA'". Good Housekeeping.
  21. ^ Steinberg, Brian (November 8, 2018). "Paula Faris to Launch Podcast on Faith for ABC News". Variety.
  22. ^ "Paula Faris on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  23. ^ a b Knox, Merrill (22 December 2011). "Paula Faris To Join ABC As 'World News Now' Anchor". TV Newser. Media Bistro. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Paula Faris Biography". Good Morning America. ABC News. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  25. ^ Kiesewetter, John (December 22, 2011). "Paula Faris Joins ABC News". Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  26. ^ "ABC News's Paula Faris Talks Openly about Her Faith".
  27. ^ Variety Staff (March 24, 2016). "'Young & Restless' Leads Daytime Emmy Noms But Ceremony Won't Be on TV". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  28. ^ Evans, Greg (March 22, 2017). "2017 Daytime Emmy Nominations: CBS Leads Networks With 70 Noms, 'Young & Restless' Tops With 25". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  29. ^ Montgomery, Daniel (March 21, 2018). "2018 Daytime Emmy nominations: Full list of nominees for 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". Retrieved March 22, 2018.

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Preceded by
Rosie Perez
Nicolle Wallace
The View co-host
Succeeded by
Abby Huntsman