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Geneva resident Jenny McCarthy named 'The View' co-host

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:00 p.m. CDT

Celebrity Jenny McCarthy, a Geneva resident, has been named as a co-host starting this fall on ABC’s “The View.”

“We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host on ‘The View’ starting in September,” said “The View” co-host and executive producer Barbara Walters in an ABC news release.

“Jenny brings us intelligence, as well as warmth and humor,” Walters said.

“She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for ‘The View,’ ” she said.

McCarthy already has appeared 17 times on “The View,” eight as a guest co-host.

She will start Sept. 9, the kick-off to the show’s 17th season.

“The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show that also features Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd.

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