Rosie O'Donnell Gets Her Own Radio Show
Rosie O'Donnell will have a new place to share her view — this time on the radio.
The former talk show host and View moderator will begin hosting "Rosie Radio," for Sirius XM radio this fall, according to The Associated Press. O'Donnell's daily two-hour show — which she will broadcast from a studio being built at her New York home — will focus on news and entertainment and occasionally feature guests.
Check out O'Donnell from her days on The View
O'Donnell said she was approached by the company after a recent appearance on talk-radio legend Howard Stern's Sirius show. "[Stern's] been very encouraging," she said. "After I did his show, they called and asked if I was interested. I don't really listen to radio, so I started thinking about it and listening. I asked if they could possibly do it at my house because that would really make it convenient for me with four kids, and they said yes, so I was like, 'Wow. Let's try that.'"
O'Donnell, who hosted The Rosie O'Donnell Show from 1996 to 2002, has stepped out of the spotlight since she left The View in 2007 after only one season. She said she's excited about returning to work.
Look back at O'Donnell's TV work, from her talk show to Nip/Tuck
"I think it'll be good for me," she said. "I've been lucky. I've had seven years of early retirement. All my kids are in school now, so all day long I have nothing to do. This was the first year that they were all in school all day, and I found myself very bored. I was saying to [her partner] Kelli [Carpenter], we either need to get another kid or I'll have to go back to work."
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