The 29-yr-old actress witll be joining veteran actress Whoopi Goldberg, and recent additions Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez as co-host on 'The View'
Actress Raven-Symone has been officially named as the newest co-host on ABC's 'The View', the network announced Wednesday, June 10.
This news comes after months of subbing as a guest panelist on the show alongside veteran actress Whoopi Goldberg, and recent additions Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez.
The 29-year-old former Disney star said in a statement after her casting was announced at the top of Wednesday's show (June 10):
"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. The cast and crew are warm and welcoming and have 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."
Best known as the star of Disney's long-running That's So Raven and as Olivia on The Cosby Show, Symone has long been favored to take on the gig, after rumors spread that the actress was in talks this spring.
"[Execs] think she's really smart but also a little kooky and so she'd be a good fit," one TV insider told Us Weekly back in May.
"Every night she studies all the current events and topics for the next day. Everyone is blown away. Nobody else prepares like she does!" a second source added.