— -- Raven-Symoné has a new job: "View" co-host!
The entertainer will have a permanent seat at the table of the ABC morning show alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, it was announced Wednesday.
“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,” she said in a statement. “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, 29, has been guest-hosting on the show semi-regularly for the past few months. The actress, who's well known for starring in the Disney Channel series "That's So Raven," most recently appeared on the small screen in "Empire" and "Black-ish." The announcement of her new gig comes almost four months after Rosie O'Donnell departed the show to focus on her personal life.
“Raven-Symoné is a welcome addition to ‘The View,’” said creator and executive producer Barbara Walters. “She is happy, amusing and well informed, and has already brought a unique perspective to the program that has resonated with our audience.”