Sara Hilary Haines (born September 18, 1977) is an American television host and journalist. She was a lifestyle anchor for Good Morning America Weekend. Now she is a correspondent for ABC News, and co-host of The View. Prior to joining ABC News, Haines was best known for her role on the fourth hour of NBC's Today Show, alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, a position she held for four years, from May 2009 until August 2, 2013.
Early life and education
Haines was born in Newton, Iowa, where she grew up with her parents and three siblings as the second of four children.
Haines was in the NBC's Page Program and graduated in 2002 before joining the Today Show.
Haines became TODAY's fourth hour contributing correspondent until she departed in 2013.
Haines joined The View for season 20, which premiered on September 6, 2016.
She resides in Brooklyn and enjoys training for triathlons. She has two chihuahuas as pets.. On November 22, 2014 she married Max Shifrin in The Bahamas. Their son, Alec Richard Shifrin, was born March 5th, 2016.