Ainsley Earhardt

Ainsley Earhardt

Co-host of 'FOX & Friends'

Ainsley Earhardt is the co-host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) FOX & Friends (weekdays 6-9AM/ET) alongside Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Lawrence Jones. She joined the network in 2007.Read More

Earhardt was named co-host of FOX & Friends in 2016, which has been the number one morning program in cable news for 22 consecutive years. As co-host, she has conducted exclusive interviews with former President Donald Trump, former First Lady Melania Trump, as well as then Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. Most recently, Earhardt co-hosted the network’s coverage of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022. Previously, she covered The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II live from London. The special aired outside of Buckingham Palace to broadcast the Trooping the Colour parade marking the official birthday of the British Sovereign with the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.

In addition to her role on FOX & Friends, Earhardt is the host of Ainsley's Bible Study on FOX News Media’s streaming service FOX Nation. Earhardt is also the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including three #1 children’s picture books, Take Heart, My Child: A Mother's Dream , Through Your Eyes: My Child's Gift to Me and I'm So Glad You Were Born: Celebrating Who You Are and her 2019 memoir, The Light Within Me: An Inspirational Memoir. 

Earhardt previously served as co-host of FNC's early morning wake up program, FOX & Friends First (5-6AM/ET), from 2013. Prior to joining FOX & Friends First, she was a New York based correspondent for FNC covering high-profile news stories, including the arrest of kidnapper Ariel Castro in Cleveland, the fatal 2013 EF5 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 8.0-magnitude earthquake in China. She also provided live coverage of Pope Francis' visit to New York City, the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, the Fort Hood military base massacre, the Veterans Affairs hospital investigation in Phoenix, AZ and the murder investigation involving the New England Patriot’s Aaron Hernandez. In May 2018, Earhardt co-anchored live coverage of the royal wedding of then Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 

Before joining FNC, she served as an anchor for KENS-TV (CBS) in San Antonio, Texas and WLTX-TV (CBS) 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.