On Monday, the world of 24-hour news cycles was hit with some unexpected news, as Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced that she would be leaving the Fox News Network series Fox & Friends by the end of the year. On Tuesday, an obviously emotional Hasselbeck took to the air to deliver her reasons for leaving the hit morning show.
She joked that she’s taking over the position of CBO – chief breakfast officer – at her home. It’s pretty much impossible to argue with anyone who decides to leave a job, no matter how important or TV-related, in order to spend more time with his or her children. (Won’t someone please think of the children?!) She and her husband Tim Hasselbeck , the retired NFL quarterback, have three kids – daughter Grace and sons Taylor and Isaiah – and at this point in the trio’s young lives, having their mom around all the time will undoubtedly be a good thing. Now, when they’re teenagers, it might be a different story.
Throughout her segment, Elisabeth Hasselbeck stressed it being a “really, really hard decision” and vocalized how remorseful she is to be leaving a job she loves, as well as people she highly respects, such as cohosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. In the scheme of things, Hasselbeck hasn’t been on Fox & Friends for that long, having gotten the job in 2013, which caused her to leave her gig on The View, where she’d been a host for ten years or so. A sufferer of celiac disease, she’s also well-known for penning gluten-free cookbooks, which she’ll have more time to do now, one would assume.
Check out the teary-eyed video below, courtesy of the Fox News website.
As she says, she’ll still be around on Fox & Friends for “about a month,” so it’s possible that she’ll stick around until 2015 comes to a close. But then she wouldn’t necessarily be able to dedicate as much of her attention to Christmas and New Years with the kids, so maybe she’ll head out a week or two before that. Are you guys sorry to see her go?
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