We just knew that Elisabeth wasn’t going to be hanging around for long. According to TMZ, Hasselbeck, the only conservative on the panel is leaving the hit ABC show, “The View” along Joy Behar.
And it doesn’t seem like it’s rumor at all. Fox News recently released a statement saying Hasselbeck will replace Gretchen Carlson on “Fox & Friends.” Elisabeth said in her own statement through the network that she’s been a fan of “Fox & Friends” for a long time and is excited to be joining the team in September.
According to ABC, her last day will be Wednesday– as in tomorrow.
Barbara Walters, who announced earlier that she plans to retire next year, sent Elisabeth off with her well wishes. “We have had 10 wonderful years with her and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.”
Honestly, this sounds like a good move for Hasselbeck. While I know they were trying to add a balance to the left-leaning liberals on the panel, there were several times when she seemed uncomfortably out of place. I’m sure she’ll fare well over at Fox.
What do you think about Elisabeth’s departure? Do you think “Fox & Friends” will be a better fit for her?