Tomorrow, Lauren Sanchez will be coming on to The View as a guest host. Read on for the facts on Sanchez and the reasons behind her appearance.
1. Sanchez May Be Getting Groomed to Be a New Host On the Show
According to TMZ, Sanchez will be guest hosting on the show so that producers can see if she would be a good fit in replacing Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. Granted, Sanchez wouldn’t be the only replacement, but The View needs to see how she gets along with host Whoopi Goldberg.
Producers will give potential replacement co-host Lauren Sanchez her shot at one of the coveted seats when she sits in for Wednesday’s episode … Our ‘View’ sources tell us producers will be watching for Sanchez’s “chemistry” with Whoopi — which makes sense since she’s the only one who will be back next season. As TMZ first told you … producers are on the hunt for 2 new co-hosts — one conservative and one Latina.
2. The View Almost Cast Sanchez in 2000
When the show was looking for a new co-host back in 2000, Sanchez was nearly cast but was beat out by Lisa Ling. TMZ writes:
As Barbara Walters herself put it, Lauren was “thiiis close” to getting the gig back then.
Walters actually had to call Sanchez herself to break the news to her back then. Nonetheless, when Sanchez returned as a guest host a while ago, she was greeted warmly by everyone … except one person. We’re not sure who that was …
Ling was a co-host on the show from 1999–2002.
3. Sanchez Is a News Anchor And Entertainment Reporter
Sanchez has an impressive resume as a reporter, news anchor, and TV personality. She’s the co-host on KTTV Fox-11’s Good Day LA and the station’s Ten o’clock News in addition to being a former correspondent for Extra. She also has ties to Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, Showbiz Tonight and several other shows. As you may know, Joy Behar is a former host from The View, so perhaps her affiliation with Joy could help Sanchez in landing the permanent gig with the show.
4. Acting Is Also a Big Part of Her Resume
In addition to hosting and reporting gigs, Sanchez is known for her beauty, her body, and her acting skills. Some of the big screen and small screen projects you may have seen Sanchez in include Fight Club, The Longest Yard, Fantastic Four, Batman Begins, NCIS and NBC’s Days of Our Lives.
5. Sanchez Was the First Host of So You Think You Can Dance
Sánchez was actually the original host of reality competition show So You Think You Can Dance, but she left the show after only one season to have her second child. Sanchez has three children. Wikipedia gives the full rundown on her marriage and children:
Sánchez was born on December 19, 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is married to talent agent Patrick Whitesell. The guest list for their wedding in September 2005 included Whitesell’s clients Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, and Hugh Jackman. Sánchez has two sons and one daughter: Nikko, born 2001, from a previous relationship with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez; Evan, born 2006; and Ella, born in 2008.