A popular lifestyle show has had a shakeup in its on-air lineup, with Deadline.com reporting that Cristina Ferrare, the longtime co-host of “Home & Family,” is leaving the Hallmark Channel morning show.
“She’s being replaced by Debbie Matenopoulos, former co-host of ‘The View’ and ‘Home and Family‘s’ resident lifestyle expert, who will join co-host Mark Steines,” the story reports.
The network announced the move Tuesday, with Michelle Vicary, Hallmark Channel EVP of Programming & Publicity, saying in a statement: “Cristina Ferrare has been instrumental in making ‘Home & Family’ one of daytime’s most popular lifestyle series. Her natural flair and expertise, along with her warmth and grace, set a standard for all of us at ‘Home & Family,’ and we are forever indebted to her.”
Ferrare later confirmed in a Facebook post that her departure is permanent.