Barbara Walters, creator/executive producer and co-host of ABC’s “The View,” officially announced today, live on “The View,” that Whoopi Goldberg has been named moderator of her Emmy Award-winning morning talk and entertainment show. Since the show’s inception, Goldberg has made thirteen guest appearances and has been a guest co-host fourteen times. She will debut on “The View” on September 4 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), the start of the show’s eleventh season.
“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 Walters.
“We are thrilled to have Whoopi join us as moderator for the eleventh season of ‘The View,'” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime Disney-ABC Television Group. “She is a grounded soul, funny, wise and a good listener, all of which will work well for her in that role. It should be quite an ensemble.”
“I’m really glad to be doing ‘The View.’ It’s a show I like with people I like, and I’m looking forward to it,” said Goldberg.
“The View” is produced by and features ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters, comedian Joy Behar and designer/former “Survivor: The Australian Outback” participant 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.