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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaves Fox & Friends

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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.

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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.   

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