Wow! "The View" is pulling out all of the stops for 84-year-old Barbara Walters' last day as co-host! We all know Barbara Walters is legendary and besides all the other amazing TV work she has done in her career, as been co-host of "The View" for its entire run, while the cast of co-hosts has changed throughout the years.
You may remember Elizabeth Hassleback, Meredith Viera, Star Jones, Lisa Ling, Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg have all been hosts for the show over the years, and they ALL got together on one stage ahead of Babs' final day, which is Friday.
It will definitely be different not having Barbara on the show every day, but she will continue to be executive producer of the show so her presence will still be felt. Congrats Barbara on an amazing run!!! I definitely count you as one of my influences!
Erica America is a Radio Personality, Television Host and licensed Psychotherapist, LMHC. She can be seen & heard weekly on The World Famous Z100, Nick Radio and 'Dr. Drew On Call' on HLNTV.
Beginning her broadcast career on MTV in 2001 in their VJ competition, Erica later founded celebrity interview website iamericamag.com in 2005, known for unique and edgy video interviews with emerging artists. She hosted videos for Heeb Magazine, was Spin Magazine's Warped Tour Reporter in 2006 and has written for Yellow Rat Bastard Magazine. She has appeared on multiple television shows including Showbiz Tonight, The Dr. Drew Show, Fuse TV (Absolute POP, Trending 10, The F List), and appeared on Sirius Satellite Radio's Howard 101.
Erica graduated from The George Washington University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Communication. She went on to receive a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College and later received her license in Mental Health Counseling. Using both her background in psychology and her intense enthusiasm for everything "pop culture", Erica fuses entertainment and analytic insight as a dynamic television and radio personality.