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Nicolle Wallace leaving 'The View'

Former communications chief for President George W. Bush to depart at end of season

Nicole Wallace is leaving ABC's "The View" at the end of this season.
Nicole Wallace is leaving ABC's "The View" at the end of this season. (Yolanda Perez/ABC)

Nicolle Wallace is leaving ABC's "The View" at the end of the season.

ABC announced her impending departure in an email Wednesday.

"Our friend Nicolle Wallace is going to leave the show at the conclusion of the season," executive producer Bill Wolff said in a statement to the show's staff. "Having worked with her for most of the last year, you know the warmth, smarts and professionalism she has brought to the job every day. She will always be a friend of our show, and I know you join me in wishing her only the best."

Wallace, 43, joined the daytime talk show last year as a co-host alongside fellow newcomer Rosie Perez. Her departure follows Perez, who announced last month that she would be leaving "The View," and Rosie O'Donnell, who returned to the show last fall but left again in February.

Prior to "The View," Wallace served as President George W. Bush's communications chief and was a senior advisor to Arizona Sen. John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign.

The recent exits leave Michelle Collins, Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symone as the current co-hosts.