ABC confirmed yesterday that Whoopi Goldberg will be the new moderator of "The View," a position that has been vacant since Rosie O'Donnell left in May. That wasn't a complete surprise for viewers, since Goldberg has been a frequent guest host on the show.
"This is a big old thrill for me," said Goldberg, after her new gig was announced.
"I have known Whoopi for years. She is brilliant, funny and irrepressible, and is an enormously popular and talented star. We are delighted that she is going to join the program as our moderator. This is going to be a great new chapter for 'The View'," said creator, executive producer and panelist Barbara Walters. The show also features Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar.
Goldberg also hosts a daily syndicated radio show, "Wake Up with Whoopi," distributed by Premiere Radio Networks, which she had previously indicated would continue regardless of whether or not she got the daily TV job.