Elisabeth Hasselbeck will make her debut as co-host of the Fox News Channel’s top-rated “Fox & Friends” morning show on Monday, Sept. 16, Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming for FOX News, announced on Thursday.
The former co-host of “The View,” who will interview key newsmakers, celebrities and politicians in her new role, will appear on the show the same day “Fox & Friends” unveils a redesigned set. She will join current co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, who have been working together on the morning show since 1998.
Hasselbeck announced she would be leaving “The View” for “Fox & Friends” back in July.
“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on ‘The View,’” Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said earlier this summer. “She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist, and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise.”
Hasselbeck has said it is an “honor” to call Fox News Channel her new TV home.
For 15 years, "Fox & Friends" has been the signature morning program for the network, providing an alternative to the formulaic broadcast morning shows. Featuring interviews with numerous celebrities, athletes and political heavyweights, the program also includes regular stunts and musical performances both on set and outside. Additionally, each hour of the show offers reports on general news, sports, weather, politics, business and entertainment.