NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Conservative television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck said Monday she will leave her job as a panelist on Fox & Friends next month.
FOX News said various co-hosts will fill in until Hasselbeck's replacement is hired.
"Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things," Hasselbeck -- a married mother of three young children -- said in a statement.
"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 and 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."
"Elisabeth and I discussed this at length over several weeks, and while I would love for her to continue here, I respect her incredibly difficult, yet deeply personal decision. She has been a great addition to the Fox & Friends franchise," Ailes added.
Hasselbeck, 38, was a panelist on ABC's The View 2003-13. She replaced Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends in September 2013.