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Raven-Symone named new co-host of ABC's 'The View'

FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, actress Raven-Symone attends the Broadway opening of "An Act Of God" at Studio 54 in New York. 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 Wednesday's edition. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, actress Raven-Symone attends the Broadway opening of "An Act Of God" at Studio 54 in New York. 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 Wednesday's edition. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Raven-Symone is now officially a co-host of ABC's "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 Wednesday's edition.

She told them she was happy to be joining what she called her talented mentors and added, "Let's have some fun!"

Raven-Symone is widely known for her role in the comedy series "That's So Raven" for Disney Channel. Recent credits include roles on the ABC comedy "black-ish" and on Fox's "Empire" as well as the upcoming animated feature "Animal Crackers." In 2012, she headlined the Broadway musical "Sister Act," produced by Goldberg.

"The View" airs weekdays on ABC.

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