Late in 2015, Fox News fans were stunned when Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced she was retiring from the show after just a year hosting it. Now, her replacement on the program has finally been revealed.
According to Mediaite, Ainsley Earhardt will replace Hasselbeck as cohost of the show, which is also hosted by Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Alies made the announcement on Tuesday.
“Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing. 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,” Ailes said.
Showing that she has no ill-feelings towards the show, Hasselbeck was quick to Tweet her congratulations.
— elisabeth hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) February 16, 2016
Earhardt is already known to Fox viewers as host of Fox & Friends First, which airs just before Fox & Friends. Her replacement on that program has not yet been revealed.
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