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.
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." (More Raven Symone stories.)