‘The View’ is now so Raven! After 37 appearances as guest co-host, Raven-Symoné has officially joined the cast alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, they announced on June 10 during the broadcast.
Raven-Symoné, 29, may have a said a controversial thing or two during her time on The View, but it’s about to become a daily occurrence — starting immediately! In an official statement, she revealed that while she has “a lot to learn,” she’s ready to take on the battle — and we couldn’t be more excited for her! It’s the perfect way to bring a young voice to a daytime show!
“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,” Raven said in the press release. “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 is smart, funny and genuine. We’ve loved getting to know her, and we’re all thrilled she’ll be part of ‘The View’ every day,” Executive Producer Bill Wolff added “She brings a fresh perspective on the hot topics of the day, and she’s a lively, welcome addition to our conversations and interviews.”
“Raven- Symoné is a welcome addition to The View. She is happy, amusing and well informed, and has already brought a unique perspective to the program that has resonated with our audience,” creator and EP Barbara Walters.
Are you happy she’s a new addition to the show regularly?
— Emily Longeretta