Josephina Victoria "Joy" Behar (née Occhiuto); born October 7, 1942 is co-host of the talk show The View, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Sherri Shepherd. Behar is a staunch liberal Democrat. She also hosts Joy Behar: Say Anything on Current TV.
She is controversial for her conspiracy theories. In December of 2006, Behar raised the notion that Democratic Senator Tim Johnson's recent health problems were the result of a Republican Party conspiracy to retake control of the Senate. When conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked, "Why is everything coming from the liberal perspective a conspiracy?" Behar responded "I know what that Party is capable of." She has also stated that she believes global warming causes earthquakes.