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Associated Press, Published July 09 2013

Elisabeth Hasselbeck of ‘The View’ to join Fox News

NEW YORK — Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the desk at “The View” for the couch on Fox News Channel's “Fox & Friends.”

The news network said Tuesday that Hasselbeck will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the three-hour morning show “Fox & Friends” in September. Wednesday will be her last day after a decade on “The View.”

Hasselbeck parlayed her popularity as a contestant on “Survivor” into a job on Barbara Walters’ ABC daytime show in 2003. During her decade on the show, she authored two cookbooks. She's politically more conservative than her co-hosts on “The View,” which often led to some contentious moments.

Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said that Hasselbeck's “warm and engaging personality made her a star” and an “excellent conversationalist.” She replaces Gretchen Carlson, who will be given her own daytime show on Fox, Ailes said.

“When Elisabeth survived ‘Survivor,’ we wanted to make sure she would stay afloat,” Walters said. “We have had 10 wonderful years with her and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.”