Rosie O'Donnell gets new daytime View

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Rosie O'Donnell is expected to be named cohost of ABC's daytime talk show The View, replacing Today-bound Meredith Vieira, sources said.

ABC is expected to make the announcement Friday. A representative for the show couldn't be reached late Thursday.

Vieira is set to take over from Katie Couric as cohost of NBC's Today in September. Couric is leaving Today next month to join CBS Evening News as anchor/managing editor.

O'Donnell will join other View regulars Star Jones Reynolds, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

O'Donnell is no stranger to daytime talk. She won six Daytime Emmys for best talk show host for The Rosie O'Donnell Show, which aired in syndication from 1997-2002.

The news that O'Donnell will be joining The View was first reported on syndicated newsmagazine Extra's Web site.

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