Abby Huntsman is co-host of the show on ABC named The View. The show was under fire recently when Abby along with her co-hosts had tried to mock the First Lady of the US. Let us know more about her life on and off the camera!
Abby Huntsman and her childhood and growing years
Abby Huntsman’s full name is Abigail Haight Huntsman and she is born on 1 May 1986 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania in the USA. She was raised initially in Utah but has also spent many years of her life in Asian countries such as Singapore and Taiwan. Her father is Jon Huntsman Jr. and her mother is Mary Kaye Huntsman. They are in the American political scene. Her grandfather Jon Huntsman Sr. was a businessman and a philanthropist. Her father is a diplomat and American politician who is now serving as the Ambassador of the US to Russia. Her mother is an American activist.
Abby has a total of 6 siblings-4 are biological and 2 are adopted by her parents. These siblings are Mary Anne (b. 1985), Elizabeth “Liddy” (b. 1988), Jon III (b. 1990), William (b. 1993), Gracie Mei (b. 1999; adopted from China), and Asha Bharati (b. 2006; adopted from India). Abby is the second biological child of the couple. Abby studied at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2008. She had a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Abby Huntsman and her career
Abby was 16 when she took up a job with GMA as a behind-the-camera crew. She had said in an interview that she had hated that job and did not want to pursue TV career further. While doing her degree, Abby interned with Diana Sawyer and was so impressed with her that her desire to do reporting on TV was rekindled. She said of Diana:
“I always think of her as someone that I hope I can try to be like.”
In 2012, she became the political commentator for ABC News in Washington DC and also for GMA in NY. She started presenting ABC’s Five Questions segment of a show. She was also before this holding for some time a position in the international public relations firm called Burson-Marsteller.
In 2013, her name was in the Forbes list of 30 under 30. She joined the show The Cycle in 2013 and continued the hosting until 2015 when it was canceled. She was the host for HuffPost Live and also was a regular guest on CNN. In October 2015, she joined Fox News Channel in the capacity of a general assignment reporter. She now is part of ABC talk show The View. She earns an annual salary of around $ 78k has a net worth of $ 20 million.
Abby Huntsman and her personal life-husband, boyfriend, children
Abby was dating Jeffrey Bruce Livingston who was her boyfriend since her high school days. They married in 2010. Her daughter Isabel was born In November 2017.
Abby stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 8 inches and a weight of 58 kg. Her shoe size is 8.5 US and she has a body stats of 35-25-36 inches. She has brown hair and eyes. She is active on the social networking sites and her Instagram is followed by 80.3k followers. She also has a Twitter account on which there are 133k fans.
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