CNN Commentator Alyssa Farah Will Replace Meghan McCain on 'The View'
Political adviser and commentator Alyssa Farah has a pretty impressive resume. In 2019, Farah was named the Press Secretary for the United States Department of Defense, and one year later, she moved over to the White House, where she worked as the Director of Strategic Communications. Now, she's updating her resume amid her new position on The View. Farah is set to replace Meghan McCain.
After former President Donald Trump lost his reelection, Farah resigned and since then she has been openly condemning Trump supporters who engaged in the Capitol riot.
She also married her longtime partner, Justin Griffin, and has since taken on a pretty impressive new job. So, what else do you need to know about Farah? Keep reading to find out.
After resigning as White House communications director, Farah married husband Justin Griffin.
Originally from North Carolina, Farah graduated from Patrick Henry College with a degree in Journalism and Public Policy. After working as the White House Director of Strategic Communications for eight months, Farah resigned to pursue new opportunities.
Although Farrah resides in Washington, D.C., she's originally from Northern California. She's a Weyrich-Feulner policy fellow for the Heritage Foundation. Farah resigned from her role in the White House in December 2020.
Farah said that she made the decision out of a desire to take part in new opportunities.
"I am deeply proud of the incredible things we were able to accomplish to make our country stronger, safer, and more secure," she said at the time before calling the job an “honor of a lifetime.”
In 2021, she tied the knot with Griffin, who is the grandson of real estate developer Samuel A. Tamposi.
"Best day of my life, marrying my best friend," she captioned a photo of her wedding day on Instagram.
Alyssa Farah and Justin Griffin have equally impressive net worths.
While Farah is established in her political career, Griffin is currently an MBA student at Stern School of Business in New York. According to The Sun, he's expected to graduate in 2022.
Griffin belongs to the Tamposi family — his parents are Patrick Tamposi Griffin and Celina Tamposi Griffin. Griffin’s grandfather has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Net worth: 1000000
Birthdate: June 15, 1989
Spouse: Justin Griffin
Political Party: Republican
Net worth: range between $100,000 and $1,000,000
Griffin also has some political work experience and served as the regional political director for the Massachusetts Republican party in 2012. He has been working at the strategy advising firm Merrimack Potomac + Charles since 2019.
In 2020, Farah and Griffin worked together to raise $100,000 for Parkinson’s research and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
"Did I mention @JustinPGriffin is amazing?" Farah tweeted. "He helped raise $100,000 for Parkinson’s research for @MichaelJFoxOrg. Great night, great cause."
Alyssa Farah will be replacing Meghan McCain on 'The View.'
Farah isn't new to The View stage — she was often on the show to discuss hot topics with the other hosts. Variety reports that numerous sources have confirmed Farah's new role. She worked as a co-host on The View from 2017 to 2021 and sat through some pretty touchy debates. The View has yet to make an official announcement about Farah and a deal hasn't been solidified yet, but sources say it's on the way.
Variety reached out to The View for comments on Farah. They said, "We do not have a co-host announcement to make at this time. Stay tuned." Some people aren't happy about the pending deal. Fans who turn into the show have threatened to boycott if Farah joins. Farah is used to backlash given her time working with Trump. She said that there was a time that she "drank the kool-aid" when it came to previously supporting Trump. Wanda Sykes refused to come on the show recently because Farah was there.
Farah has tried her best to separate herself from Trump and redeem herself with the public but time will tell if she has been successful. When Farah appeared regularly on CNN, fans reacted sourly tweeting, "Very disappointing you have Alyssa Farah on. She lied for Trump for 4 years at taxpayer expense. Now she is attempting to rehab herself and ABC and CNN are happy to help her."