Shepherd New Co Host On The View

Barbara Walters, co-executive producer and co-host of ABC’s “The View,” officially announced today, live on “The View,” that Sherri Shepherd has been named a co-host of her Emmy(r) Award-winning morning talk and entertainment show. Today marked Ms. Shepherd’s first day as a permanent co-host, ending months of speculation on who would occupy daytime television’s most coveted seat. Since the show’s inception, Ms. Shepherd has been a celebrity guest co-host 23 times.

“I am so happy that Sherri Shepherd is joining our panel. She is irreverent, charming, funny and loveable. I look forward to a wonderful year on ‘The View’ with both Whoopi and Sherri,” said Ms. Walters.

“Sherri’s relatability, comedic timing and electrifying personality have really resonated with our viewers, making her the perfect co-host choice. It will be nice having five women of different backgrounds providing our audience with interesting, insightful and entertaining conversations,” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime Disney-ABC Television Group.

“I am thrilled and honored to be working with a trailblazer, an Oscar(r) winner, a fellow comedienne and a Survivor,” said Ms. Shepherd.

Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fail to delight audiences. She has been featured in the motion pictures “Who’s Your Caddy,” “Beauty Shop,” “Cellular” and “Guess Who,” and has made numerous television appearances, including her four-year starring role on ABC’s “Less than Perfect.” An accomplished stand-up comic, she has released both a DVD and a CD entitled “No Refund, No Exchange.” The Chicago native is mother to two-year-old Jeffrey, Jr.

“The View” features Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “The View” is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues and share their no-holds-barred opinions and engage in colorful conversations. Currently celebrating its 11th season, “The View” has received 22 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show. The show has received numerous nominations, including ten consecutive nominations for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. “The View” is seen live MONDAY-FRIDAY (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET; CLOSED-CAPTIONED; in stereo, TV-14), on ABC. “The View” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s HDTV format, in stereo). now streams select daily clips of the “Hot Topics” discussed on “The View.” In addition the clips are available on all of Disney-ABC Television Group’s mobile partners’ services for viewing on cell phones. Log on to (keyword: theview).

“The View” is produced by ABC Daytime, with Ms. Walters serving as co-executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.”