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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is Leaving Fox News

She'll step down by the end of the year

Liz Raftery

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is stepping down as co-host of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends in order to spend more time with her family, the network announced Monday.

"Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things," Hasselbeck said in a statement. "With a heart full of gratitude and the peace that God has given me, I am confident that this personal decision is the right one for our family, and we will be joining all of you watching Fox & Friends each morning as we get ready for school together."

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Fox News CEO Roger Ailes added: "Elisabeth and I discussed this at length over several weeks, and while I would love for her to continue here, I respect her incredibly difficult, yet deeply personal decision. She has been a great addition to the Fox & Friends franchise."

Hasselbeck and her husband Tim have three children together. She will make her departure before the end of the year, and rotating guest hosts will fill in for her until a permanent replacement is hired, according to TheWrap.

Hasselbeck joined Fox & Friends in 2013 after 10 years as a co-host on The View. Will you miss her on Fox & Friends?