Ainsley Earhardt Replaces Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox & Friends

By Chris Ariens 

Ainsley Earhardt has been named the new co-host of Fox & Friends, taking over for Elisabeth Hasselbeck who left the show in December. Her first official day is Monday, Feb. 29.

“Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing,” said Fox News chairman Roger Ailes in a statement. “She’s a superb team player and an excellent on-air host – we look forward to her joining the show during such a pivotal news year.”

Earhardt joined Fox News in 2007 as a correspondent. She’s been host of Fox & Friends First since that show launched in 2012.


Prior to Fox, Earhardt served was an anchor for KENS-TV in San Antonio and WLTX-TV in Columbia, S.C.