Two months ago, the conservative world was stunned after Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck abruptly left the show after only a year to spend more time with her family. Now, Fox has named Hasselbeck’s replacement, and their choice has left many stunned.
According to Daily Mail, Ainsley Earhardt has been chosen to take Hasselbeck’s place on the panel.
“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 began working for Fox in 2007, and she has been the longtime host of the 5am to 6am hour of the show, Fox & Friends FIRST. Since her show is on right before Fox & Friends, Hasselbeck was undoubtedly very well acquainted with her, and probably never thought she would end up as her replacement.
“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 of her new job.
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