Ainsley Earhardt currently serves as co-host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) FOX & Friends First (weekdays 5-6AM/ET). She joined the network in 2007 and is based in New York.
Most recently, Earhardt provided live coverage of the 2015 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She has reported on stories such as the Fort Hood base shooting, the murder investigation involving New England Patriot's Aaron Hernandez, the death of actor James Gandolfini as well as the fatal EF5 tornado in Moore, OK.
Since 2014, Earhardt has traveled down to Panama City Beach, FL to cover spring break for segments on Hannity (weekdays 10 PM/ET). Additionally, she also contributed to FNC's New Year's Eve special, "All-American New Year" live from Times Square in New York City in 2014.
While at FNC, Earhardt has reported on many high-profile news stories including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 8.0-magnitude earthquake in China, which killed over 69,000 people. She has also provided the network with overnight breaking news cut-ins and has been a fill-in co-host for both FOX & Friends and FOX & Friends Weekend.
Prior to joining FNC, Earhardt served as an anchor for KENS-TV (CBS 5) in San Antonio, Texas and WLTX-TV (CBS 19) in Columbia, SC, where she was named "Best Personality of the Year" in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.
Earhardt graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in journalism.