Debbie Matenopoulos

Original ‘The View’ Co-Host Debbie Matenopoulos Says Show Wasn’t Meant To Be ‘Political’

An original co-host of The View, Debbie Matenopoulos, claims that the show was never meant to be political, especially as political as it is now. Debbie spoke on the “Allison Interviews” podcast recently, saying that the show was started to “just have a bunch of women sitting around, from different generations, different backgrounds, and different views, that would talk about topics of the day.”
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Debbie Matenopoulos says Ana Navarro was ‘mean’ to her on ‘The View’

Debbie Matenopoulos, an original co-host on “The View” from 1997 to 1999, says Ana Navarro was “mean” and “icy” to her when she recently returned to the show. Matenopoulos appeared during last week’s Flashback Friday show, coming on for a “Hot Topics” segment, and was talking about working with the show’s creator, legendary journalist Barbara Walters.

Debbie Matenopoulos: Ana Navarro "was kind of hateful to me" when I returned to The View last week

Original View co-host Matenopoulos told fellow View alum Michelle Collins on Collins' SiriusXM talk show that Navarro "was not nice" during last week's "Flashback Friday" edition. “She was kind of hateful to me,” Matenopoulos said, according to ET Canada. “She wouldn’t even look at me in the eyes. Backstage and on-air, she was not nice to me.” Matenopoulos added: “She seemed to be nice to everyone else except for me. I was like, ‘What?’ I don’t even know. Legit, like she just has an issue with me.”

Debbie Matenopoulos Talks ‘The View’ Return

George Hahn completed an assignment for “Extra,” interviewing Debbie Matenopoulos after she appeared on “The View,” a show she helped Barbara Walters launch 25 years ago. Of her return, Debbie admitted, “I had a lot of sort of jitters going back, as you can imagine as one of the original...

Original Co-Host Debbie Matenopoulos Returns to The View

New! Listen to our weekly View in Review podcast. The View made good on its "Flashback Friday" promise this morning when original co-host Debbie Matenopoulos returned to the table to weigh in on Hot Topics. Matenopoulos, who served as a co-host from 1997 to 1999, happily relived her time on the show as she discussed the "wacky" segments she participated in and the pressure of working with the great Barbara Walters. "This was the best experience of my life," she said. "Yes, it was so stressful, and I was so scared, but it really, truly prepared me for anything."

Debbie Matenopoulos spreads holiday cheer early

Journalist, host, author and entrepreneur Debbie Matenopoulos is using her talents to spread some holiday cheer this season. She joined the PIX11 Morning News to preview the special, deliver some crucial tips for the holiday season and showcase her new skincare line Ikaria.

Debbie Matenopoulos shares what she learned as the youngest co-host on 'The View'

Debbie Matenopoulos and Joy Behar joined "The View” together on day one of show and they reconnected again to discuss being a part of the show from the start in the "Behind The Table" podcast. Matenopoulos was 22 years old and finishing up her journalism degree at New York University...

Exclusive: Los Angeles' Debbie Matenopoulos on the "surprise" cancellation of Hallmark's Home & Family

Debbie Matenopoulos has successfully maintained a career as a host, journalist, and best-selling cookbook author for over two decades. The Los Angeles based mom has had several high profile jobs like co-host of The View, Good Day Live in LA, a number of shows at E!, and her longtime stint at Hallmark's Home & Family alongside Cameron Mathison, which was recently shockingly canceled.