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The quest to find the new co-hosts of The View is officially in full swing—and Entertainment Tonight has all the exclusive details!

Nine potential hosts were selected to participate in chemistry tests for the new panel of The View, and we’ve got the list of ladies who are in the running to join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell on the hit ABC series. And it’s already clear that CNN’s Sunny Hostin is one of the obvious front-runners for the new mix.

The chemistry test, which was shot in front of 50 audience members on the set of The Chew in New York on Thursday morning, challenged the ladies to debate alongside Rosie and Whoppi in a wide array of hot-button topics. Although the discussions were rigorous, this helped weed out the opinionated from the meek, and showed who shined best on camera.

The resumes from this select group of women feature a wide range of hosting experiences, from, CNN and ESPN to Bloomberg and even a communications chief for a former President of the United States. Keep reading for the full list of The View‘s top contenders.

Sunny Hostin, CNN: Contributing legal analyst for CNN and Headline News. Prior to CNN, she appeared on The O’Reilly Factor for a weekly segment called “Is It Legal?”.  She is currently the front-runner and has already negotiated with CNN to be able to do both their programming and The View.

October Gonzalez: Married to Tony Gonzalez,  who played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons. She married the football superstar in 2007 and the couple have two children, Malia and River.

Lauren Sanchez, Good Day LAEntertainment journalist and co-host of Good Day LA who was also linked to Tony Gonzalez—the two have a daughter named Nikko. She was previously in the finals to join The View in 1999 but that position was given to Lisa Ling. Sanchez went on to host the first season of So You Think You Can Dance.

Ana Navarro, CNN: Politicial contributor at CNN and CNN en Espanol. Born in Nicaragua, she has worked on several Republican candidates’ campaigns, including John McCain.

S.E. Cupp, CNN: Conservative political commentator and panelist on CNN’s Crossfire. During the screen test, she and Whoopi got in a heated battle over abortion, and both strongly held their ground.

Stephanie Ruhle, Bloomberg: Anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television, she also co-hosts Market Makers where she has profiled everyone from hedge fun managers to Al Gore toKanye West.

Jemele Hill, ESPN: Columnist for ESPN.com for 8 years and makes frequent appearances onSportsCenter as well as other ESPN shows. She’s never been one to shy away from controversy and has frequently come under fire for her extreme stances.

Sage Steele, ESPN: Steele is an ESPN anchor who hosts the NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC. She was also a co-host for SportsCenter.

Nicolle Wallace, MSNBC: Wallace is the best-selling author of Eighteen Acres, a fictional series following the first female president. She also served as the communications chief during George W. Bush‘s presidency, and was a senior adviser for the McCain-Palin campaign.Wallace seemed to snag most of the camera time during Thursday’s chemistry test.

For more visit ET Online where this was originally published

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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