Comedian Joy Behar, formerly of “The View,” headlined “Funny Women . . . Serious Business,” a lunch to benefit Rosie’s Place on Tuesday afternoon. The celebration also featured a pack of local news women, including Channel 4’s Lisa Hughes, NECN’s Latoya Edwards, myTV 38’s Kate Merrill, Channel 7’s Kim Khazei, and Fox 25’s Maria Stephanos. Susan Wornick, who retires from Channel 5 in March, emceed the event, which was held at the Hynes Convention Center and chaired by Boston’s first lady Angela Menino, Massachusetts’s first lady Diane Patrick, Carol Chandor, Susan Smith Hager, Lynn Kaplan, Jane Kringdon, and Gloria Larson. Rosie’s Place helps local women in need with food, shelter, medical care, and anything else they require to make ends meet.