Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving her friends behind. On Monday, Hasselbeck announced that, after two years, she will exit role as co-host on Fox & Friends.
In a released statement, Hasselbeck revealed she was stepping away from the cameras to devote more time to being a mother. Hasselbeck stated:
Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things. Throughout my 14 years working in television, I have never experienced a more positive and thoughtful atmosphere than FOX News Channel, thanks to the strong leadership of (FOX News Chairman & CEO) Roger Ailes, who has created the best working environment a woman and mother could ask for. His understanding, compassion and kindness was exemplified when I shared with him that I am entering into a season where I want to start my day with my children first, and he offered his blessing to do so. With a heart full of gratitude and the peace that God has given me, I am confident that this personal decision is the right one for our family, and we will be joining all of you watching Fox & Friends each morning as we get ready for school together.
Hasselbeck will stay on the program until the end of the year. No word on her final air date.
Hasselbeck, was brought to the public's attention after being a contestant on CBS' Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001. Two years later, she joined The View as a co-host until 2013, when she left to join the cable network's morning show.