Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving 'The View' for Fox News Channel

After several years of being the lone conservative voice on "The View," co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be leaving the daytime talk show.

According to the New York Post, Hasselbeck will be joining Fox News as a co-anchor of the morning program "Fox and Friends" in mid-September.

In a statement quoted by the Post, FNC boss Roger Ailes praised Hasselbeck's professionalism and gift of gab:

“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on 'The View.' She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise.”

According to the Post report, Gretchen Carlson, the lone female co-host of "Fox and Friends" will be moving to a one-hour daytime show while the other two co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, will remain.

Hasselbeck is the third "View" co-host who has announced her intention to leave the program. Barbara Walters and Joy Behar have both announced they will be quitting the show.

Hat tip: Johnny Dollar.

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013