Recently, Elisabeth Hasselbeck said that she’s leaving the “Fox & Friends” morning show to spend more time with her three children, according to AP press reports.
Her co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, have been on the conservative morning talk show since it launched in 1998. It is the top-rated morning news show on cable.
Prior to being on Fox and Friends, Hasselbeck was the conservative voice on Whoopi Goldberg’s TV show “The View.”
She said in a statement Monday that she wants to start the day with her children first. She and her husband, former pro football quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, have two boys and a girl between the ages of 6 and 10.
“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, and we will be joining all of you watching ‘Fox & Friends’ each morning as we get ready for school together.”
Her last “Fox & Friends” show will be in late December. The AP writes that Fox will try out guest hosts before announcing a permanent successor.