Photo: Chiquis Rivera on The View
Will a Latina replace the outgoing host Elisabeth Hasselbeck who is leaving for the Fox Network?
If recent guest hosts are any indication then it a resoundingly maybe.
Chiquis Rivera, the daughter of the late, great Jenni Rivera was just on the morning talk show as a co-host opening up about her mom and life without her. Rivera’s co-hosting stint aired on Tuesday which coincided with the launch of the singer’s autobiography “Unbreakable” and the release her of last movie “Filly Brown” in Mexico.
The 28-year-old was cool and confident sitting with the legendary Barbara Walters and did not just talk about her mom. She aptly handled subjects ranging from Mexico’s obesity problem to the George Zimmerman trial.
Yesterday, media entrepreneur Nely Galan guest co-hosted the show. She is the former President of Entertainment for Telemundo and the founder of the ‘Adelante Movement’. In May Univision anchor Pamela Silva co-hosted the all-female panel.
“The View” has been around since 1997 and has had the occasional Latina guest co-host but never a permanent host. The show remains committed to diversity says a spokesperson – they have had an Asian-American and several African-American hosts.
Now its Latina-time many say.