Two months ago, viewers were shocked when Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck abruptly left the network to spend more time with her family. This week, Fox finally revealed her replacement.
According to Daily Mail, Ainsley Earhardt will be taking Hasselbeck’s place on the panel of the popular morning show.
“Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing,” said Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes. “She’s a superb team player and an excellent on-air host – we look forward to her joining the show during such a pivotal news year.”
Earhardt has been working at Fox since 2007, and she has been the longtime host of Fox & Friends FIRST, which airs right before Fox & Friends. She has often served as a guest host on the latter program, so fans are already well acquainted with her work.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and am thrilled to join Steve and Brian on the curvy couch to deliver Americans their morning news,” Earhardt said after the news broke.
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