Bila announced her departure Monday during the broadcast and said today would be her last day — to gasps heard in audience.
She didn’t give a specific reason for her departure but said she is writing a book and is working on other projects. “This has just been an amazing journey, and I appreciate all of you. I want to thank the viewers, even the ones that write me hate tweets,” she told her co-hosts and the audience.
“This has been a really great experience, and mostly I just want to speak to the viewers and say we are nothing without you,” she added.
The sudden announcement comes days after The View‘s Hillary Clinton interview, in which the conservative Bila went after the former Presidential candidate with some tough questioning, leaving some staff concerned about how Bila handled the interview.
Hilary Estey McLoughlin, the executive in charge of the show, and executive producers, Candi Carter and Brian Teta sent a note to The View staff Monday morning, ,which you can read below. You can also watch a clip of her announcement above.
As some of you heard this morning at our meeting, we have some bittersweet news to share. Jed is leaving our show, and today is her last day. She has new opportunities on the horizon, including her new book.
She’s been a spirited voice at the table over the past year, asking smart questions and challenging us all to think.
We want to thank Jed very much for all of her contributions and wish her great success with the next step in her career.
She will always be part of The View family, and we’ll welcome her back to talk about her new projects.
Please join us in thanking Jed for her hard work, her dedication and her voice at the table.
Hilary, Candi, and Brian