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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Steps Down from Fox News to Focus on Family

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Steps Down from Fox News to Focus on Family

Originally posted 11/23/2015 03:30PM

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving her Friends at Fox News to focus on family.

The conservative TV personality is stepping down from Fox & Friends at the end of the year, the network announced Monday.

"Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things," she said in a statement. "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."

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From Rosie O'Donnell to Star Jones: The View's Most Dramatic Exits

From Rosie O'Donnell to Star Jones: The View's Most Dramatic Exits

Originally posted 08/07/2015 05:00PM

On Thursday, Conservative commentator Nicolle Wallace announced she was leaving The View after one year. Although the news came as a shock to viewers, the political buff isn't the first to make such an announcement on the daytime talk show.

In fact, since its 1997 premiere, The View has seen its bevy of memorable co-host exits, which also includes a two-time announcement from Rosie O'Donnell who served as co-host on the ABC show not once but twice since its inception.

While the show finalizes its new co-host picks (Michelle Collins is officially taking Rosie Perez's seat) as rumors swirl of Sherri Shepherd potentially returning to the show, we're taking a look back at some of The View's most unforgettable exists.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View: 'I've Done My Time'

Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:35PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4069860713001" "" "" "auto"] Elisabeth Hasselbeck admittedly hasn't been keeping up with the ongoing drama at The View, and for good reason: She never plans to return.

On Tuesday's upcoming episode of the Rachael Ray Show, Ray brings up the "revolving table" at Hasselbeck's former gig and asks, "Would you ever go sit in the seat for, you know, a few days?"

"No. I've done my time. I did my time, I was outta there," says Hasselbeck, 37, of her 2013 move to Fox News.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Reveals She Had a Tumor Removed, Returns to Work

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Reveals She Had a Tumor Removed, Returns to Fox News

Originally posted 11/14/2014 09:35AM

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is back on the air, and breathing a huge sigh of relief.

The Fox and Friends cohost returned to the morning show Friday and explained, in an emotional segment, that she had taken a month off due to a cancer scare.

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How Elisabeth Hasselbeck Balances Work and Family

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Celebrates 1 Year at Fox News

Originally posted 09/16/2014 12:45PM

Though she works in the city that never sleeps, Elisabeth Hasselbeck knows she has to rest up before her day starts at 2:30 a.m.

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Rosie O'Donnell Is Returning to The View

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Rosie O'Donnell Is Returning to The View – as a Guest

Originally posted 01/27/2014 11:00AM

She's back! And she's bringing her characteristic candor with her – at least for a day.

After a divisive exit from the show seven years ago, Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The View on Feb. 7.

The controversial comedian has made headlines over the years, adopting children, ending relationships and enduring what she has described as a post-traumatic stress disorder, the Associated Press reported in announcing her return.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck's TV Return: Check Out the Promo

Originally posted 09/13/2013 05:45PM

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is excited about joining the team at Fox & Friends on Monday.

"We can't wait to have nothing but a good time," she says in a new promo that features the mom of three goofing around with her cohosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.

Hasselbeck, 36, a conservative who spent 10 years sparring with her liberal cohosts on The View before leaving in July, is replacing Gretchen Carlson on the daytime talk show and is excited to be joining the like-minded Fox network.

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Jenny McCarthy Joining The View | Jenny McCarthy

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Jenny McCarthy Will Join The View

Originally posted 07/15/2013 11:55AM

One bubbly, perky – and outspoken – blonde is about to be replaced by another.

Less than a week after the departure of Elisabeth Hasselbeck from the syndicated daytime talkfest The View comes confirmation that Jenny McCarthy will succeed her when the show returns for its 17th season Sept. 9.

"YUP, I'M DOING 'THE VIEW'!" McCarthy trumpeted on her blog Monday. "When word got out that Joy [Behar] was leaving 'The View,' I knew that the timing of my desire and her departure might be serendipitous for me."

"Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor," the show's original host and co-executive producer Barbara Walters said in a statement released by ABC Monday morning.

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Why Elisabeth Hasselbeck Will Be Hard to Replace on The View

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Will Be Tough to Replace on The View, Says PEOPLE's TV Critic

Originally posted 07/10/2013 07:30PM

When I heard the announcement Tuesday night that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was leaving ABC's The View for Fox & Friends, my mind flashed to the image of Lili Taylor at the end of the ridiculous ghost movie The Haunting, being carried into the afterlife by a fleet of child spirits.

What I mean is that, after years of being tormented by the liberal spirits in Barbara Walters's mansion, Hasselbeck probably feels she has died and gone to heaven.

As The View's sole conservative voice, Hasselbeck was the ready target of jokes and parodies in the media (most notably by Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live). But her problem was never really political.

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