Skip to content

Sarah de la O Named First Female Director for “The View”


ABC News has officially tapped Sarah de la O to direct “The View” when the talk show returns for season 19 in September (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). This marks the first time in the show’s history that a female director has taken the helm behind-the-scenes.

“We are very excited to have Sarah join the show,” said Bill Wolff, executive producer. “She has an excellent eye and a keen understanding of both visual presentation and editorial content.”

While the hosts of “The view” have always been women, it will be interesting to see how having a female director influences the show’s direction.

Sarah de la O is a seven-time Emmy Award winner. She has extensive directorial experience including live talk shows and events. Among her recent credits are VH1’s “Make a Band Famous,” “E3 All Access Live” for Spike, “Crowd Goes Wild” with Regis Philbin, Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” “Big Morning Buzz” on VH1 and red carpet coverage for the TV Guide Network. She has also served as director for ABC’s “Bachelor Pad,” “After the Final Rose” and “Bachelorette Men Tell All.”

Previously: Raven-Symone joins panel at “The View” as full time co-host