Elisabeth Hasselbeck broke down this morning when she appeared on Fox & Friends for the final time.
Last month, the 38 year-old anchor announced she was leaving Fox after two years to spend more time with her children, but today she burst into tears when cohosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade surprised her with a video of her best moments on the show.
“I love you all dearly. Steve and Brian, thank you. Thank you so much. I’ve been so blessed by all of you,” said Hasselbeck, according to Daily Mail.
“God is good to me to put me in the hands of this team, and what you do every day, you really put freedom first,” Hasselbeck added as she took a moment to hug stage manager Joel Fulton. “From day one, you never let me get in the wrong spot, you guided me here, I’m so thankful for you.”
Fox also had members of their staff share their best moments with Hasselbeck.
“She came around and shook everyone’s hand individually and learned everyone’s names right away,” one producer said.
“The best part of Elisabeth, beyond all the laughs, is her ability to stand up for herself and never ever let anyone take her down,” another staffer added. “She is tough as nails and she is a role model for all of us.”
Hasselbeck then took a moment to thank Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes for hiring her two years ago.
“He gave me two gifts. He gave me the opportunity to join you all in this family, and two, he gave me an outstanding amount of understanding guidance when I decided to make this decision and go home,” she said.
We wish Elisabeth the best of luck in her future endeavors. She will be missed!