Elisabeth Hasselbeck makes her debut on ‘Fox & Friends’


Elisabeth Hasselbeck joins 'Fox & Friends' (1)

After a decade on ‘The View,’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck is moving on to “Fox & Friends,” replacing Gretchen Carlson and joining co-stars Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade in the morning show.

Hasselbeck began Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” from 6-9 a.m. She says moving there was a quick decision, explaining: “I’m a long-time fan. My family watches them. I’ve feel like I’ve known them forever.”

Because “Fox & Friends” rules its timeslot by a wide margin, the 36-year-old Hasselbeck is excited for a fresh start. She says: “These guys know how to run the plays. It’s like joining a Super Bowl team. I’m just happy to have a playbook. I’m going to figure it out as I go along.”

Hasselbeck’s first field gig on “Fox & Friends” is a visit to the Robertson family of “Duck Dynasty.”

Hasselbeck, who has been tagged as “conservative” through her years of opinions on the ‘View,’ says labeling someone is always “unfortunate,” but she won’t be surprised if her views are brought to Fox & Friends, explaining: “Some outlets do that. What bothers me is that it’s so one-sided. You almost never see ‘wildly liberal’ in front of someone’s name. Any time you look at someone as a label, it’s unfortunate. My friends don’t all think the way I do — and that’s perfectly fine.”

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