Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s time at Fox News is coming to a close.
Hasselbeck, one of the stars of the network’s show Fox & Friends, is stepping down.
She’ll depart the network at the end of the year.
Why is she leaving? According to her, it’s to spend more time with her children.
“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. His understanding, compassion, and kindness was exemplified when I shared with him that I am entering into a season where I want to start my day with my children first, and he offered his blessing to do so. With a heart full of gratitude and the peace that God has given me, I am confident that this personal decision is the right one for our family, and we will be joining all of you watching Fox & Friends each morning as we get ready for school together,” Hasselbeck said in a statement.
“Elisabeth and I discussed this at length over several weeks, and while I would love for her to continue here, I respect her incredibly difficult, yet deeply personal decision. She has been a great addition to the Fox & Friends franchise,” said Fox News CEO roger Ailes.
According to Fox News, multiple co-hosts will be tapped to take her place until a permanent replacement is decided on.
Earlier this year, Hasselbeck took a little time off from Fox & Friends for health reasons.