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Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving Fox & Friends

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Fox & Friends is about to lose a friend: Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced Monday that she’ll be stepping down at the end of 2015 so she can focus on raising her three children.

“With a heart full of gratitude and the peace that God has given me, I am confident that this personal decision is the right one for our family,” Hasselbeck said in a statement, “and we will be joining all of you watching Fox & Friends each morning as we get ready for school together.”

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Hasselbeck left The View, which she co-hosted for 10 years, in July 2013 to join Fox & Friends two months later. Although she hasn’t announced her exact final date, the official announcement says she will “depart the network at the end of the year.”

Hasselbeck’s full statement below:

“Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things. Throughout my 14 years working in television, I have never experienced a more positive and thoughtful atmosphere than FOX News Channel, thanks to the strong leadership of (FOX News chairman & CEO) Roger Ailes, who has created the best working environment a woman and mother could ask for. His understanding, compassion, and kindness was exemplified when I shared with him that I am entering into a season where I want to start my day with my children first, and he offered his blessing to do so. With a heart full of gratitude and the peace that God has given me, I am confident that this personal decision is the right one for our family, and we will be joining all of you watching Fox & Friends each morning as we get ready for school together.”

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