Ainsley Earhardt to join Fox News' 'Fox & Friends' as co-host

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Ainsley Earhardt will get a one-hour reprieve over at Fox News Channel.

After serving as co-host on early-bird program "Fox & Friends First" at 5 a.m., she will take on the co-host role at "Fox & Friends," which starts on Fox News Channel an hour later.

As such, Earhardt, who joined Fox News Channel in 2007 after working for local CBS stations, will take over the role previously filled by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who stepped down from the program late last year, citing a desire to spend more time with family.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Ainsley Earhardt, Kimberly Guilfoyle with her new HarperCollins book: 'Making The Case' at The Hunt and Fish Club in Times Square on June 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Nick Lachey, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Ed Henry pose on the set of 'Fox & Friends' at FOX Studios on July 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Ainsley Earhardt, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dendy Engelman and Andrea Tantaros attend 2014 New York Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children Fall Benefit at Metropolitan Club on November 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Debra Messing (L) and host Ainsley Earhardt appear on 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on October 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Ainsley Earhardt and Trace Adkins attends 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on August 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Ainsley Earhardt attend the Faberge New York Flagship Grand Opening>> at 620 Loft & Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Television personality Ainsley Earhardt and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend the Milly By Michelle Smith Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) TV Personalities Gigi Stone, Ainsley Earhardt and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend the Douglas Hannant Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Plaza, Terrace Room on September 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/FilmMagic)
Ainsley Earhardt attends Julien Marinetti's 'Doggy John' exhibition opening at The New York Palace Hotel on May 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Gigi Stone, Ainsley Earhardt, and Kimberly Guilfoyle Villency attend the opening of the Milly Madison Avenue boutique on May 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: TV personality Ainsley Earhardt attends Julien Marinetti's 'Doggy John' exhibition opening at The New York Palace Hotel on May 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: TV personality Ainsley Earhardt attends the Helen Yarmak Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at 730 Fifth Avenue on February 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images For IMG)
NEW YORK - JULY 14: Media personalities Ainsley Earhardt and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet M.A.C. Cosmetics collection launch at Beauty Bar on July 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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A rotating set of co-hosts will take Earhardt's place on "Fox & Friends First" until a replacement is named, the 21st Century Fox-owned network said Tuesday.

Earhardt began her career at Fox News Channel as a correspondent. During her tenure on "Fox & Friends First," she has served as a substitute co-host for both "Fox & Friends" during the week and on weekends. She has served as an anchor for KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas and WLTX-TV in Columbia, SC.

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