Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaves ‘The View,’ Takes New Gig With Fox News Channel

Elisabeth Hasselbeck will finish out the current season as a panelist on The View and then will move on to a gig on the Fox News Channel with Fox & Friends.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that Hasselbeck would be replacing Gretchen Carlson on the network’s show.

Hasselbeck’s The View co-host Barbara Walters said of her departure, “We have had ten wonderful years with Elisabeth and she will now be swimming in new waters,” she said.

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“We will miss her and wish her everything good.”

FOX News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said, “Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on The View. She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise.”

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Hasselbeck will make the move to Fox in September.

“I have been a long-time fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team in September,” Hasselbeck said. “It is an honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home.”

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