The Talk Co-Host Elaine Welteroth Exits Show After One Season

Press Association

Elaine Welteroth has exited The Talk after co-hosting for one season.

Welteroth announced her departure on Tuesday and shared that despite being short, she’s proud of her time on the show. “It is an absolute honor for anyone, but especially a young Black woman, to occupy space on-air where our perspectives are largely underrepresented,” she began.

“It was gratifying to be able to show up as my authentic self in front of a live national audience every day in a world as divided as ours and to stay true to myself and what I stand for.”

“I came to The Talk to break out of my own echo chamber and to join a diverse cast in helping to bridge some of the divides in our world through conversation and empathy. I’m proud of how I represented myself and my community. But as I always say: when the music changes, so must your dance! I will miss my talented co-hosts and crew and I wish them the very best. Thanks to all those who tuned in every day.”

She added, “I’m excited to continue these necessary conversations in my work and to share my upcoming creative projects soon.”

Welteroth first joined The Talk during its eleventh season back in December at the same time as co-host Amanda Kloots. The pair appeared alongside longtime hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba. Fans will see the last of Welteroth on The Talk this month.

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