Elisabeth Hasselbeck ended her tenture on "The View" on Wednesday and announced she has landed a new home, where her conservative views won't put her at odds with her fellow talk show co-hosts.
Hasselbeck emotionally wrapped up a decade on ABC's "The View" on Wednesday and will replace Gretchen Carlson on Fox's morning talk show "Fox & Friends" in September. Carlson will start her own afternoon news program in the fall.
During her final show on "The View," Hasselbeck walked arm-in-arm with co-host and executive producer Barbara Walters to the table where the co-hosts sit each morning.
"The past 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary," said Hasselbeck, who started on "The View" in November 2003. Turning to Walters, she added, "I did some math last night, and I think I've have had over 3,000 days working by your side. I can't ask for a better leader or mentor. You are the best that there is."
Walters indicated that the show is in no hurry to fill Hasselbeck's vacated seat. "We have a plenty of guests hosts, and we are going to take our time," Walters said. "You have been such a big part of the show's success. You are going to leave a big void at this table."
Rumors -- repeatedly denied by Walters -- hinted that Hasselbeck was shown the door because her conservative views clashed with the other all-female, much more liberal panel of co-hosts, with whome Hasselbeck frequently clashed. Hasselbeck will find a much friendly team of hosts on "Fox & Friends," which is known for covering entertainment stories and analyzing news headlines from a conservative perspective.
ABC released a statement praising Hasselbeck's passion and strong beliefs, saying she "stood behind her political views even if they were not the most popular opinions at the table."
TMZ reports that Brooke Shields' name is in the mix to replace Hasselbeck.