Elisabeth Hasselbeck View Firing Rumored Once AgainBy: Sean Patterson - March 18, 2013
Rumors are once again swirling that Elisabeth Hasselbeck may soon lose her seat at the table on the daytime talk show The View.
Last week, rumors began to surface that the show’s token conservative would be let go to “freshen” the show’s lineup. Barbara Walters later came out stating that there were “no plans” to fire Hasselbeck.
Now, the New York Post is reporting that ABC is indeed looking to ditch Hasselbeck. Citing an unnamed source, the publication claims that Hasselbeck will be off the show when her contract is up next year, and that it could be even sooner if ABC executives can convince her to leave.
Hasselbeck got her start on TV as a contestant in the second season of the reality TV show Survivor, Survivor: The Australian Outback, in 2001. Though Hasselbeck placed fourth on the show, she went on to host The Look for Less on the Style Network and was selected to replace Lisa Ling on The View in 2003. Hasselbeck’s conservative political leanings have led to several famous arguments on the show, particularly ones involving co-host Whoopi Goldberg.