Hasselbeck leaves View
ELISABETH Hasselbeck is leaving the desk at The View for the couch on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. The US news network says Hasselbeck, who has been on Barbara Walters’ syndicated daytime show for a decade, will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on Fox’s morning show in September. She replaces Gretchen Carlson, who will get a new daytime show at Fox. Hasselbeck’s departure was widely rumoured a few months ago, but hotly denied at the time by 83-year-old Walters. Hasselbeck was a conservative voice among the ladies on The View, often leaving her outnumbered. The View now needs to replace both Hasselbeck and Joy Behar, with Walters’ retirement coming next year.