Sara Haines

Sara Hilary Haines[1] (born September 18, 1977) is an American television host and journalist, known for her work as a correspondent on Today, ABC News, and Good Morning America. Haines was a co-host of The View for seasons 20 and 21. Haines is the co-anchor of the third hour of Good Morning America, GMA Day, alongside Michael Strahan.

Sara Haines
Sara Haines at Charleston Air Force Base
Haines at the Charleston Air Force Base in 2013
Sara Hilary Haines

September 18, 1977 (age 41)
ResidenceNew York City
Alma materSmith College
OccupationTelevision host, journalist
Known forThe View, Good Morning America, Today
Spouse(s)Max Shifrin (m. 2014)

Early life and education

Haines was born in Newton, Iowa, where she grew up with her parents and three siblings.[1] She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 2000.[2] At Smith, Haines played basketball and volleyball.[3][4]


Haines began her career in the NBC Page Program.[2] After ten months in the program,[4] Haines became the production coordinator for NBC's Today at Rockefeller Center in 2002.[1][5] In 2009, Haines became the show's fourth hour contributing correspondent until she departed in 2013.[5]

In 2013, Haines became an ABC News correspondent as well as the pop news anchor for the weekend editions of Good Morning America. She left the weekend show in 2016.[6]

After multiple appearances as a guest co-host, Haines joined The View as a permanent co-host in the show's twentieth season, which premiered on September 6, 2016.[7] On July 23, 2018, ABC announced, Sara will be joining GMA’ With Michael Strahan from September 10, 2018.[8][9][10]

Personal life

On November 22, 2014, she married Max Shifrin in The Bahamas. The couple resides in Brooklyn.[11] They have two chihuahuas as pets.[12] Their son, Alec Richard Shifrin, was born March 5, 2016.[13] On the June 20, 2017 episode of The View, Haines announced that the couple is expecting their second child, a girl.[14] On December 23, 2017 she gave birth to a baby girl, Sandra Grace Shifrin.[15] On January 3, 2019, Sara Haines announced she and her husband are expecting baby #3.

Haines is a Christian,[16] but she has not disclosed a specific denomination.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2017 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Jedediah Bila, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Raven-Symoné)
The View Nominated [17]
2018 Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Jedediah Bila, Paula Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain)
Nominated [18]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Bio: Sara Haines", MSNBC
  2. ^ a b Barber-Just, Christina, "Live on Today: Sara Haines '00 makes her mark on America's number one morning show", SAQ, Spring 2010, Smith College Alumni Association
  3. ^ "Smith Athletics Inducts 13 Into First Ever Hall of Fame Class". Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Get That Life: How I Became a Correspondent for 'Good Morning America'". June 23, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Sullivan, Lauren. "Sara Haines bids a tearful farewell to TODAY". Today Show. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "It's Official: Sara Haines Joins 'The View' as Season 20 Co-Host". Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  7. ^ ""The View" Returns for a Historic Season 20 on Tuesday, September 6". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sara Haines Leaving 'The View' To Do Third Hour Of 'GMA' With Michael Strahan". Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  9. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2018-07-21). "Michael Strahan, Sara Haines Will Host ABC's New 'GMA' Hour". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2018-07-21). "Sara Haines Leaving 'The View' To Do Third Hour Of 'GMA' With Michael Strahan". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  11. ^ "Inside Sara Haines's Sensible & Stylish Nursery on The View - The View". Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "The View to add Good Morning America anchor Sara Haines as host". Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "GMA host Sara Haines returns to work after giving birth to a son". Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  14. ^ Kim, Eun Kyung. "It's a girl! 'View' co-host Sara Haines expecting 2nd child". Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "The View's Sara Haines Welcomes Baby Girl, Sandra Grace: Photo". Us Weekly. 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  16. ^
  17. ^ Evans, Greg (March 22, 2017). "2017 Daytime Emmy Nominations: CBS Leads Networks With 70 Noms, 'Young & Restless' Tops With 25". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  18. ^ Montgomery, Daniel (March 21, 2018). "2018 Daytime Emmy nominations: Full list of nominees for 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". Retrieved March 22, 2018.

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Sunny Hostin
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