Rosie Named New "View" Co-Host

4/28/2006 11:56 AM PDT

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

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

Connie Chung, Patricia Heaton and Soledad O'Brien also were reportedly up for the job.

Check local listings for when 'EXTRA' airs.