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Shepard Smith, Gretchen Carlson Prepare for New Fox News Roles

Shepard Smith and Gretchen Carlson are saying goodbye to their respective shows as they prepare for new roles at Fox News. Anchoring his last “Fox Report,” last night, Smith said his new role as the network’s primary breaking news anchor is “the most exciting new venture of my career.” Watch:


And this morning on “Fox & Friends,” Carlson — who is set to move to daytime — looked back at her seven years with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade and said an emotional thank you to the team of people that she’s worked with on the morning show. Watch: Read more

Gretchen Carlson’s Final ‘Fox & Friends’ is Friday

Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has joined Twitter. And her first Tweet was about her last day on “Fox & Friends.” It’s this Friday. She’ll be anchoring a  new show at a later time in a few weeks. Carlson calls the move, “bittersweet but exciting.” Today is also the 25th anniversary of Carlson being crowned Miss America.

Former “The View” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is joining “Fox & Friends” as co-host Monday.  Meanwhile, Jenny McCarthy made her debut on “The View” yesterday.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Make ‘Fox & Friends’ Debut September 16

Fox News will launch its rebooted “Fox & Friends” morning program on Monday, September 16, the channel says.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade that day, along with a brand new set. Hasselbeck left ABC’s “The View” in July, and announced that she would be joining the Fox News morning show to replace Gretchen Carlson, who will be getting her own news program in the afternoon. Hasselbeck had been with “The View” since 2003.

She joins a morning program that has led its cable competition consistently for almost 12 years straight, although it is not as widely-watched as the network morning programs. Hasselbeck brings network experience and a big brand name to a program that previously relied heavily on in-house talent. Doocy and Kilmeade have been with the show since it launched.

As it happens, “Fox & Friends” will debut its new set just a week after NBC’s “Today” refreshes its own set.

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Gretchen Carlson Going Hollywood

“Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson is taking a 10-day sabbatical from the morning show to film a movie. In a web-only video, Carlson and Steve Doocy riffed on the move (h/t Johnny$):


Now, the question is what movie is Carlson filming? TV news anchors are common in films, but usually the role is nothing more than a few seconds on their set delivering a fake newscast, not a 10-day affair. Carpe Diem thinks they have it figured out.

Janice Dean, Magee Hickey Crowned New York’s Funniest Reporters

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean and WPIX reporter Magee Hickey were crowned New York’s funniest reporters over the weekend, marking the first year in the history of the eight-year contest that there was a tie for first place.

It’s the second year in a row that the winner has come from Fox News. “Fox and Friends” weekend anchor Clayton Morris was the 2012 winner. Syndicated radio host Peter Schiff came in second place and Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne was third.

The annual stand-up competition was held Sunday at Comic Strip Live. The Blaze’s Laurie Dhue and Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez were among the other competitors, and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell served as a judge.

Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

About 1,000 Fox News fans are heading to Yankee Stadium this weekend for Fox Fan Weekend, an annual tradition that the network has expanded to two days this year.  The event, which has been held in past years at Citi Field, gives 1,000 Fox News fans a chance to see the New York Yankees vs. the Minnesota Twins. Fox News talent Tucker CarlsonSteve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson, Patti Ann Browne, Maria Molina, Heather Nauert and Peter Johnson Jr. will also be attending.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Goodbye To Her Colleagues At ‘The View’

Today was Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s last day on “The View.” Later this year she will join Fox News as the co-host of “Fox & Friends,” replacing Gretchen Carlson, who is departing for her own afternoon program. To open this morning’s program, Hasselbeck walked out arm in arm with host Barbara Walters.

“Barbara, I did some math last night, and I think that I have had over 3,000 days working by your side, I think it is fair to say that over the course of the decade, I have attended the Barbara Walters school of broadcasting and journalism,” Hasselbeck said. “I was not the first person to sit in this chair, and I will certainly not be the last person to sit in this chair. The past 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary, and I wholeheartedly wish the next co-host that sits here an extraordinary set of years of their own… now let’s get to work!”

Hasselbeck also spoke briefly about her “View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepard, as well as EP Bill Geddie.

Walters was also emotional, so much so that she fumbled her words a little bit while praising Hasselbeck.

“I am a little emotional, or as that other Barbra [Streisand] sometimes says, I am a little verklempt, because it was reported last night that our Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving us to join the Fox network,” Walters said. “I want what is best for you, and you know how I feel about you, and, I am happy that you are going… No I am not happy that you are going! I am happy that it is good for you.”

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‘Fox & Friends’ Welcome Elisabeth Hasselbeck

The “Fox & Friends” team opened their program today by announcing to viewers that may have missed the news last night that Gretchen Carlson would be departing the show later this year, and that Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be coming aboard.

“Today is going to be her last day over there at the Barbara Walters yakfest,” Steve Doocy said.

“Can you imagine? She is going to get a chance to be on a show where they let her talk,” Brian Kilmeade added.

“She is a hop, skip and a throw from my house in Connecticut, we run into each other at the pool,” Carslon said. “We have similar ages of kids, so looking forward to getting to know her better as she becomes part of our Fox family.”

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Joining Fox News, will Co-Host ‘Fox & Friends’

More changes are coming to Fox News Channel. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving “The View” and joining FNC to co-host “Fox & Friends” beginning in September. Gretchen Carlson will move to a later, one-hour show, made possible by last week’s news that Megyn Kelly would be moving to primetime.

“I have been a long-time fan of ‘Fox & Friends’ and am excited to be joining their team as it is an honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home,” said Hasselbeck in a statement.

“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on ‘The View,’” added Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes ”She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise.”

“Fox & Friends,” also hosted by Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeadehas been the No. 1 cable news morning show for nearly 12 years, since Nov. 2001.

TVNewser was first to report in March that Hasselbeck’s future at “The View” was up in the air.

“When Elisabeth survived ‘Survivor,’ we wanted to make sure she would stay afloat,” said Barbara Walters, referring to Hasselbeck’s first foray into TV, in the second season of the CBS reality show. “We have had 10 wonderful years with her and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.”

It’s not known which daytime hour Carlson will take over. Kelly’s departure leaves the 1-3pmET hours vacant. Carlson had hosted “Fox & Friends” since 2006. She replaced E.D. Hill who, upon leaving the morning show, moved to an afternoon hosting slot. Hill left Fox in 2008.

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The Hits and Misses of On Air Kisses

Mike Tobin‘s deflected double kiss on the streets of Boston the other night reminded the “Fox & Friends” crew of another full-on lip lock (at least it looked that way) on the set of the morning show a couple years ago. Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy and Maria Molina talked about it on the “After the Show Show.” Johnny Dollar has the video.

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