Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving 'The View' to join Fox News

5:55 AM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Photo by Jemal Countess, Getty Images.
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NEW YORK -- Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the desk at "The View" for the couch on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends."

The news network said Tuesday that Hasselbeck, who has been on Barbara Walters' syndicated daytime show for a decade, will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on Fox's morning show in September. She will replace Gretchen Carlson, who will get a new daytime show at Fox.

Her last day on "The View" will be Wednesday morning.

Hasselbeck's departure was widely rumored this spring, hotly denied at the time by Walters. Hasselbeck was a conservative voice among the ladies on "The View," often leaving her outnumbered.

"The View" now needs to replace both Hasselbeck and Joy Behar, with Walters' retirement coming next spring.

Prior to her time on "The View," Hasselbeck was known for competing on the second season of "Survivor."

Associated Press

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