"We are making a huge announcement. We are kicking something special off -- we are happy to announce that Raven-Symone is now permanently part of The View," Goldberg declared Wednesday.
Raven-Symone -- a frequent guest host on the program -- then came out on the stage, hugged the other women and did a little dance before sitting down.
"I am so happy!" she remarked. "I remember coming on The View when I was 15 years old for The Cheetah Girls... I am very happy to be sitting with these smart, talented mentors. ... You guys, let's have fun!"
Raven-Symone, 29, is best known for her TV work on The Cosby Show, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, That's So Raven and Empire.