Since 2013 she’s been the lady in the room for “Fox & Friends,” and Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced Monday (November 23) that she’s stepping down from the gig.
The 38-year-old host, who has three children with her husband Tim Hasselbeck (a former NFL player and current ESPN analyst), explained, "Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things. Throughout my 14 years working in television, I have never experienced a more positive and thoughtful atmosphere than Fox News Channel, thanks to the strong leadership of (Fox News Chairman & CEO) Roger Ailes, who has created the best working environment a woman and mother could ask for."
She’s been out on sick leave for the past month and this morning (November 14) Elisabeth Hasselbeck was back in the saddle on her “FOX & Friends” program.
As for the reason for her extended absence, the former “View” host told co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, “I had a tumor in my abdomen. Doctor said, ‘You’ve got to get it out by the end of the month. We don’t like how it looks.’ I was facing something that potentiailly could have gone either way.”
Elisabeth recently spoke out about her distaste that Rosie may come back as a co-host on the ABC series calling O’Donnell “the very woman who’s spit in the face of our military, [and] spit in the face of her own network.”
There’s a new view coming to the FOX News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” morning show—the network has set Monday September 16th as Elisabeth Hasselbeck's first appearance on the program.
To mark her addition, the show will also unveil a new set. The former panelist on “The View” joins co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade (who’ve been with the show since 1998). Hasselbeck replaces Gretchen Carlson, who’s getting her own daytime show.