NEW YORK (AP) — To Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the “Fox & Friends” morning show felt like home long before she actually got to work there. It was regular viewing at home for Hasselbeck, whose 10 years on “The View” ended in July. She’ll debut as Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade’s new partner on “Fox & Friends” […]
Fox News Channel said Tuesday that Elisabeth Hasselbeck of The View will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the three-hour morning show Fox & Friends in September. Wednesday will be her last day after a decade on The View. She replaces Gretchen Carlson, who will be given her own daytime show on Fox.
Walters said false reports that The View‘s lone conservative was leaving began circulating after Joy Behar announced exit plans last week. But today, Walters pointedly denied them. “There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure, saying that we don’t approve of her conservative views,” Walters said.
Barbara Walters is expected to make it official this morning on the The View that Elizabeth Hasselbeck, the youngest member of the crew, is leaving the show in a wide-ranging shake-up of the morning coffee klatch. “All will be addressed on tomorrow’s show,” a spokesman for the show said Sunday in an email.