After months of speculation that Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be leaving The View, Fox News announced in a press release today that she would be joining their ranks and leaving the ABC morning show.
Hasselbeck will replace Gretchen Carlson as co-host of Fox & Friends, alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade in mid-September. Carlson will anchor a one-hour signature daytime program beginning in early fall.
"I have been a long-time fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team in September," Hasselbeck said in a statement. Barbara Walters commented, "We have had ten wonderful years with Elisabeth and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good."
The View will now be seeking two new co-hosts as Joy Behar will also not be returning this fall. Jenny McCarthy and Brooke Shields are rumored to be front-runners to take their seats.