Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving ABC’s “The View” and taking a role as a co-host on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Fox News announced and “The View” confirmed.
“I have been a long-time fan of ‘Fox & Friends’ and am
excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call
the Fox News Channel my new television home,” Hasselbeck said in a
written Fox News Channel announcement.
Hasselbeck’s last day on “The View” will be Wednesday, according to ABC.
Hasselbeck will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the Fox News
morning show in mid-September, Fox News Channel announced, as current
“Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson moves to an anchoring
position on her own one-hour daytime show.
“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on ‘The
View,’” Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a written
statement. “She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am
certain she will make a great addition to our already successful
morning franchise.” (Full story)