The Fox News Network has picked its replacement for “Fox & Friends’ co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left the show at the end of last year.
USA Today reports that the job will go to Ainsley Earhardt, who is on the channel’s early-morning show “Fox & Friends First.”
“She joins one of the most conservative shows in a largely conservative lineup on Fox, where the hosts and their guests can be expected to cast a wary eye on anything or anyone perceived as liberal, from Beyoncé’s performance at the 2016 Super Bowl (‘An attack on police,’ declared ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani), to the late PBS kiddie host Mr. Rogers (‘An evil, evil man who’s ruined a generation of kids’), to cartoon ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ (‘pushing a global-warming agenda’),” the publication reports.
In a release announcing the appointment, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said: “Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing. We look forward to her joining the show during such a pivotal news year.”