Ainsley Earhardt To Replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck On ‘Fox & Friends’
Ainsley Earhardt has been tapped to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck in her co-host position on Fox & Friends.
Ainsley Earhardt Joining ‘Fox & Friends’
Roger Ailes, the chairman and CEO of Fox News, announced that Earhardt was being promoted from her co-host spot on Fox & Friends First to Fox & Friends alongside longtime hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.
“Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing,” Ailes said in a statement. “She’s a superb team player and an excellent on-air host – we look forward to her joining the show during such a pivotal news year.”
In her own statement, Earhardt said, “I am grateful for this opportunity and am thrilled to join Steve and Brian on the curvy couch to deliver Americans their morning news.”
Earhardt has been working at Fox News Channel since 2007. Previously, she had worked for CBS affiliates in Texas and South Carolina.
Earhardt will officially take over for Hasselbeck, who’s served as a co-anchor on Fox & Friends since September 2013, on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
“Congratulations to my #SisterInChrist & #SweetFriend @ainsleyearhardt on the @foxandfriends news!!,” Hasselbeck tweeted to congratulate her successor. “This #CBO can’t wait to see you shine!”
— elisabeth hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) February 16, 2016