Raven-Simone Named New Co-Host of The View

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ABC made it official today. The new co-host on The View is Raven-Symoné.

Raven-Symoné was named co-host of The View, it was announced live today on the ABC talk show. After 37 appearances as guest co-host, the actress/producer joins the panel alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez effective immediately.

“The Disney Company has made another one of my dreams come true! Being a part of ‘The View’ family will be a wonderful growing experience for me,” said Raven-Symoné. “The cast and crew are warm and welcoming and has made the transition into daytime talk easier. I have a lot to learn within this new arena, but being the apprentice of these spectacular women will only make me a better person and talk show host. I want to thank ABC, ABC News and The Disney Company for believing in me and my potential! Let’s have some fun!”

Raven-Symoné is mostly known for her role in the Emmy-nominated comedy series That’s So Raven for Disney Channel. She’s also appeared on black-ish, as well as featured roles on Empire and the upcoming animated feature film, Animal Crackers.

On Empire, the actress played Jamal’s (Jussie Smollett) beard and baby mama in a multi-episode arc. When she was a child, she starred on The Cosby Show for a season or two. She also headlined the hit Broadway musical “Sister Act,” produced by Whoopi Goldberg.

Via ABC.go.com

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