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

Raven Symone (CNN)

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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