Rosie O'Donnell Named Co-Host of 'The View'
April 27, 2006

"Extra" has learned exclusively that Rosie O'Donnell will be named the newest co-host of "The View," replacing the exiting Meredith Vieira.

ABC is expected to make the official announcement Friday, April 28.

The short list of other candidates reportedly included Connie Chung, Patricia Heaton and Soledad O'Brien.

Meredith is going to co-host the "Today" show on NBC, taking over for Katie Couric.

For all the latest, tune in to Extra on Friday, April 28.


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