Elizabeth Hasselbeck Settles In At New Fox Gig

    September 16, 2013
    Amanda Crum

Elizabeth Hasselbeck started her new job over at “Fox And Friends” this morning, and Twitter has been buzzing ever since.

Hasselbeck, who left her controversial turn on “The View” for the Fox gig, said recently that being offered the job was akin to “being called up to play for one of your favorite teams in the major leagues” and was excited to join the people she considers family after making several guest appearances there. However, Twitter wasn’t so sure about her first day.

Hasselbeck left “The View” in a swirl of rumors about whether she was fired or pushed out by her co-stars, and has only fueled the speculation by refusing to talk about what happened. The executive vice president for Fox programming, Bill Shine, says the move came about after he ran into her agent at a party and set up a meeting with her.

“She’s very smart. She’s very outgoing,” said Shine. “She’s a great on-air talent, a great personality and I think that will do very well for her in the morning.”

But according to some Twitter users, she’s “stepped down” by taking on the job. A good deal of the Twitter buzz about her today seems to be negative, but among Fox viewers, Hasselbeck reportedly got good reivews.