Paula Faris joined ABC's Emmy® Award-winning daytime talk show, "The View," as a co-host in Season 19. Faris is the co-anchor of "Good Morning America's" weekend edition, and reports across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. She joined ABC News in January 2012 as co-anchor of ABC News' "World News Now" and "America This Morning."
While at ABC News, Faris has been among the first to report on the most recent developments of head trauma effects on both professional and amateur athletes. She has covered a wide range of subjects for ABC News from the New England Patriots "deflate-gate" scandal and the men's World Cup in Brazil and the women's in Canada to the fatal Philadelphia Amtrak crash. Most recently she reported live from the RNC in Cleveland, OH for "The View." In September 2015, she sat down exclusively with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and earlier that year, she covered the red carpet and hosted "The Oscars Backstage" at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Faris has interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon and John Legend to Stephen Curry and Tiger Woods. Faris also interviewed the parents of Kevin Ward, Jr., the sprint car driver killed by NASCAR star Tony Stewart.
Faris came to ABC News after six years as the main sports anchor at NBC station WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Prior to that assignment, she was the weekend anchor at WPCO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio and was a reporter at WKEF/ WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio. Faris began her broadcasting career behind-the-scenes—shooting, producing and editing.
In 2010, Faris earned an Emmy for WMAQ-TV's Chicago Auto Show coverage. She has also won several other Emmy's, including one for co-hosting a 2006 Winter Olympics special featuring Chicago-area Olympic hopefuls. In her near two decades in the business, she's covered an array of events—from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup run.
Faris, a Jackson, Michigan native, attended Cedarville University in Ohio and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Broadcasting. She resides in New York City with her husband and three young children.