Ainsley Earhardt Named New “Fox & Friends” Co-Host

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Ainsley Earhardt
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FOX News Channel has named Ainsley Earhardt as the new co-host of its highly rated morning program, FOX & Friends. The former FOX & Friends FIRST Co-anchor will replace Elizabeth Hasselbeck, and will make her debut alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on Monday, Feb. 29. A rotating co-host will take Earhardt’s place on FOX & Friends FIRST until a full-time replacement is named.

Earhardt said in a statement, “I am grateful for this opportunity and am thrilled to join Steve and Brian on the curvy couch to deliver Americans their morning news.”

Earhardt isn’t new to FOX news and FOX & Friends viewers. She has hosted Fox & Friends’ lead-in news program, and has served as a substitute co-host for both FOX & Friends and FOX & Friends Weekend. Earhardt began her career at FNC in 2007 as a correspondent.

Earhardt has covered both the 2008 and 2012 elections as well as numerous breaking news stories, including: Pope Francis’ visit to New York City; the killing rampage at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC; the mass shootings at two military instillations in Chattanooga, Tennessee; the Veterans Affairs hospital investigation in Phoenix, AZ; the arrest of kidnapper Ariel Castro in Cleveland, OH and the Fort Hood military base massacre.

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  1. Ainsley, I think I heard you say you were a great fan of Engelbert Humperdinck. I have compiled a great CD of 21 of his greatest. Would it be proper, appropriate, and acceptable for me to make a copy and mail to you? If so, e-mail me details.

  2. When Ansley walked on fox and friends the first time, she handed out Sullivan’s shirts to everyone and she won my heart forever. So happy for her big promotion. She will be great.

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