FTVLive gave you the news as it broke late yesterday, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving 'The View' and headed to Fox News.
Yes months after Barbara Walters insisted that Hasselbeck was not leaving 'The View'....she's leaving 'The View.'
Hasselbeck is joining Fox & Friends with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade in mid-September. She's replacing Gretchen Carlson, who will anchor a one-hour daytime program beginning in early fall.
“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on The View,” said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in a statement. “She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise … Gretchen’s contribution to Fox & Friends is well-known and her strong interviewing skills make her a natural fit for our daytime programming.”
Hasselbeck will make it official on 'The View' this morning and it will also be her last day on the show.
ABC’s Barbara Walters said in a statement: “We have had ten wonderful years with Elisabeth and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.”