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Meet the Newest View Co-Host

Raven-Symone snags the gig
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 10, 2015 11:57 AM CDT
Meet the Newest View Co-Host
Raven-Symone attends the after-party celebrating her first performance in Broadway's "Sister Act" in New York, March 27, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – Raven-Symone is now officially a co-host of The View. After 37 appearances as guest co-host on the weekday talk show, she joins the panel alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez effective immediately. Her co-panelists made the announcement on today's show. Raven-Symone, 29, is widely known for her role in the comedy series That's So Raven for Disney Channel, along with The Cosby Show and Hangin' With Mr. Cooper.

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In 2012, she headlined the Broadway musical Sister Act, produced by Goldberg, and her recent credits include roles on the ABC comedy black-ish and on Fox's drama Empire, as well as the upcoming animated feature Animal Crackers. "Raven-Symone is a welcome addition to The View," the program's creator and executive producer, Barbara Walters, said in a statement. "She is happy, amusing, and well-informed, and has already brought a unique perspective to the program that has resonated with our audience." (Read more Raven Symone stories.)

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