Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a popular American television host and TV personality. Starting in September 2013, Hasselbeck will be the new co-host of Fox & Friends on Fox News. Quick to express her conservative views, Mrs. Hasselbeck has proven herself not only a strong young woman, but someone who won't let her voice be compromised, making her the perfect addition to the show.
In November 2003, Elisabeth Hasselbeck was selected out of hundreds of contenders to permanently fill a vacant co-host chair on ABC's The View. The View, recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Talk Show," is the original forum where real women discuss relevant, everyday issues and share their daily, no-holds-barred opinions and lively, colorful conversations. In addition, The View has received 24 Daytime Emmy Awards and has 11 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host for Ms. Hasselbeck and her co-hosts. On the show, Mrs. Hasselbeck has interviewed politicians including President George W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Republican Senator John McCain and President-Elect Barack Obama.
Hasselbeck joined the energized 2008 presidential campaign by hitting the trail for Senator John McCain. At the 2008 Republican National Convention, she emceed a luncheon honoring Cindy McCain. In October 2008, Mrs. Hasselbeck traveled to rallies in Florida to introduce Governor Sarah Palin to the crowds. In August 2004, Mrs. Hasselbeck spoke at the Republican National Convention, where she delivered a heartfelt speech that emphasized her continued effort in support of Breast Cancer prevention and research.
In recent years she has worked with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Making Memories Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, The Wireless Amber Alert Program Initiative, Autism Speaks, and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. In June 2004, Mrs. Hasselbeck ran through the streets of New York City carrying the official Olympic Torch in celebration of the Summer Games in Athens, Greece.
In May 2009, Mrs. Hasselbeck released her first book The G-Free Diet: A Gluten Free Survival Guide to living gluten-free.
Since taking the coveted seat on The View, Mrs. Hasselbeck has been the focus of major magazine covers and articles including USA Weekend, Curious Parents, People, TV Guide, Glamour, Us Weekly, Life, Pregnancy and ePregnancy. Mrs. Hasselbeck has filled in on the FOX News Channel's Fox & Friends, and has been a guest on Hannity, The Late Show with David Letterman, Rachel Ray, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Good Morning America.
Mrs. Hasselbeck was formerly known to television audiences as a participant on the wildly popular second edition of Survivor: The Australian Outback. While competing in Australia, Mrs. Hasselbeck used her competitive drive and survival skills to outwit, outplay, and outlast her way to the final four. Previously Mrs. Hasselbeck exhibited her flair for fashion as host of the Style Network's The Look for Less, where she helped viewers find designer styles at bargain prices. She has served as spokeperson and done commercial work for Reebok, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble, Bright Beginnings Infant Formula and Dreft. Prior to her work in television, Mrs. Hasselbeck designed shoes for PUMA, working on their street lifestyle line. She unveiled her new line of women's clothes, in partnership with QVC's dialogue brand in March 2009.
A 1999 Fine Arts graduate from Boston College, Mrs. Hasselbeck's focus was on large scale paintings and industrial design. While at B.C. she captained her Division-1 softball team to back-to-back Big East championships. In 1999 she completed the Boston Marathon. She has recently been honored with the Boston College Distinguished Alumni Award. Mrs. Hasselbeck resides in New York City with her husband, Tim Hasselbeck, a former NFL quarterback, now ESPN NFL Analyst, and their two children.