Jedediah Bila made the shocking announcement Monday morning that she will be leaving her post at The View.
And her leaving comes as perfect timing for Meghan McCain – who could be taking her place after announcing just last week she was leaving Fox News.
Though no official announcement that McCain will be joining The View has been released, a deal to bring her in is in its final stages, a source told CNN.
Bila’s announcement came after an uncomfortable interaction between she and Hillary Clinton on the show last week, a source told Page Six.
Jedediah Bila made the shocking announcement Monday morning that she will be leaving her post at The View. And her leaving comes as perfect timing for McCain, who announced just last week she was leaving Fox News
The announcement came after an uncomfortable interaction between Bila and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the show last week, a source told Page Six. Bila is pictured far right with her cohosts on The View
On Wednesday when Clinton was promoting her book on the show Bila – who is openly conservative – asked if she thought her book was at all tone deaf.
‘To be fair, it hasn’t just been Republicans who have taken issue with writing the book,’ Bila began.
‘Some Democrats have come out as well. Former campaign surrogates of yours, for her fundraisers and said, “This book puts is in the past and we want to move forward, we want to figure out where to take this party, how to succeed in the future. And this places us in the past.”
‘How do you respond to Democrats also coming out in criticism of your writing this?’
Clinton responded to Bila to say that she thinks that before anyone criticize her, they should first read the book.
The source said there were staff who were upset about how Bila handled the interview because they were worried it would make the former Secretary of State less likely to make another appearance.
On Wednesday when Clinton was promoting her book on the show Bila – who is openly conservative – asked if she thought her book was at all tone deaf
But representatives for the show deny the exit has anything to do with Clinton.
In fact, they told Page Six that they were pleased with how it all went down, saying: ‘Jed asked good questions during that interview and the producers were really pleased with how she handled it.’
The show’s senior executive producer Hilary Estey McLoughlin sent a memo with her two co-executive producers, Candi Carter and Brian TItta, to The View’s staffers on Monday before the announcement.
‘She’s been a spirited voice at the table over the past year, asking smart questions and challenging us to think,’ the memo read.
‘We want to thank Jed Very much for all of her contributions and wish her great success with the next step in her career.’