I was very disappointed when I heard this. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her on a number of occasions, and being interviewed by her on Fox & Friends. She’s as genuine, thoughtful, and smart as she appears on the show, a real gem.
She’s leaving to spend more time with her kids, and that’s certainly understandable. Still, she’s been a great addition at Fox and it’s sad to see her go. All the best to her and her family!
After two years on the early morning set, Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced Monday that she will step down from her role as co-host of “Fox & Friends” on FOX News. The mother of three has decided to curtail her TV career while she raises her children – all under 10 years old.
“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,” Mrs. Hasslebeck said Monday citing network CEO Roger Ailes for creating “the best working environment a woman and mother could ask for,” and for his kindness and compassion.
“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,” she continued.
“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,” Mr. Ailes said.”