The departures come a month after Barbara Walters, who created
the show in 1997, recorded her final program as co-host. The
84-year-old long-time anchor and prime time interviewer
announced her retirement from ABC on "The View" in 2013, but
said she will make special appearances for the network.
"It's been seven wonderful years on 'The View' and after careful
consideration it is time for me to move on," Shepherd said in a
statement to the site Deadline Hollywood.
Jenny McCarthy, an actress who joined the show last year,
tweeted shortly afterward "If Sherri goes....I go too."
The show's moderator Whoopi Goldberg is expected to return for
the season that starts in September. Goldberg joined the show in
2007, replacing comedian Rosie O'Donnell.
A spokeswoman for ABC, a unit of Walt Disney, had no comment.
(Reporting By Ronald Grover; Editing by Michael Perry)
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