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Elisabeth Hasselbeck: 'Fox and Friends' Debut for Former 'View' Host

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Monday, 16 Sep 2013 07:57 AM

By Michael Mullins

Elisabeth Hasselbeck debuted on Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" on Monday.

In July, Hasselbeck left ABC's "The View," where for the past ten years she was the lone conservative voice on the panel, sharing the couch with the likes of Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, and Joy Behar.

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The 36-year-old mother of four, who is married to former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, rose to fame in 2001 after becoming a finalist on the reality TV show "Survivor: The Australian Outback." She will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends," which airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. EDT.

Hasselbeck will be replacing Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, 47, a former Miss America Pageant winner who will reportedly be getting her own one-hour show on the network in the fall.

A Rhode Island native, Hasselbeck spoke to the Providence Journal recently about her transition to Fox News in a recent interview.

"I’ve been watching it for so long, it feels like family," she told the Providence Journal on Saturday, adding that Doocy and Kilmeade are like her brothers.

When asked about the conservative label that has followed her throughout her career and Fox News' reputation as a conservative network, Hasselbeck said: "I choose not to define Fox as a conservative news outlet. It’s fair and balanced, providing equal information on all sides of the issues."

"In the same way, I don’t define myself [as conservative]," Hasselbeck added, "Clearly, everyone does it for me by describing me as 'outspoken and conservative.'"

Hasselbeck was known for having heated disagreements on air with Rosie O'Donnell and Joy Behar.

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"I do think in terms of my politics that I have a compassionate heart, and I hope for the nation that my kids can have opinions that are respected," she said.

Last Monday, former model and actress Jenny McCarthy, 40, made her debut on "The View," filling in for Hasselbeck and cohost Joy Behar, 70, who left the morning talk show in August.

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