Elisabeth Hasselbeck Prepares For Fox News DebutBy: Amanda Crum - August 23, 2013
Elisabeth Hasselbeck completed her decade-long career with “The View” in July, and now she’s ready to move on to the next big thing.
Hasselbeck will be joining Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on “Fox And Friends” on September 16th, according to a statement released by Fox News executive vice president of programming Bill Shine.
“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on ‘The View,’” Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said earlier this year. “She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist, and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise.”
Hasselbeck has already been replaced on “The View” by actress and comedienne Jenny McCarthy, but there will be other changes to the panel this year as the show fills Joy Behar’s seat with a rotation of celebrity guest hosts. The news that she was leaving made headlines this past spring, when sources told Us Weekly Hasselbeck had been fired. At the time, co-host Barbara Walters wouldn’t comment on the rumor, which only fueled the fire.
“People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed,” the source said.
Hasselbeck made the announcement that she was moving on to Fox News in July, saying that her time on “The View” had been “nothing short of extraordinary”.
The television host has been plumping up her resume in recent years with projects outside of the media; she’s also the author of two cookbooks, “The G-Free Diet” and “Deliciously G Free”, both of which include recipes for foods without gluten.