Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former co-host on The View, is most known for the famous split-screen conflict she had with Rosie O’Donnell back in 2007. The two went head to head on matters relating to
Despite the fact that this conflict occurred over 10 years ago, it will forever connect O’Donnell and Hasselbeck. However, Hasselbeck has gone on to star on other TV shows, including Fox for Friends and Angels Among Us.
Though a retired American actress and TV show personality, Elisabeth Hasselbeck boasts a net worth of approximately $16 million and a last-reported salary of $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Elisabeth Hasselbeck graduated from Boston College in 1999 with a Fine Arts degree in large-scale painting and industrial design; however, her heart must have been in entertainment.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck got her start on Survivor
Elisabeth Hasselbeck starred in Survivor: The Australian Outback in the 2001-2002 season, and came in fourth place overall. A member of the Kucha tribe on the show, she was voted out after her last ally remaining, Rodger Bingham, was voted out.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck proved that she was one tough and resilient woman on Survivor, an attribute she would need when rivaling Rosie O’Donnell a few years later on The View.
In 2001, Hasselback worked as a judge on the Miss Teen USA Pageant; however, her real success and introduction to the limelight would come in 2003, when she began working on The View.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and ‘The View:’ 2003-2013
Hasselbeck auditioned for The View in 2003 as a replacement for Lisa Ling. She co-hosted as a guest several times in 2002 before being cast as a permanent host in 2003. Hasselbeck, as many of you already know, represented the conservative, if not slightly dogmatic right-winged, “view” on the show.
While most known for her argument with Rosie, Hasselbeck had previously voiced her concerns regarding selling the “morning-after” pill over the counter; she stated that “life begins at the moment of conception” and went on to voice other reasons why she disagreed with the Food and Drug Administration’s Plan.
In 2007, Rosie and Elisabeth engaged in their argument heard ‘round the world concerning the Iraq War. O’Donnell opposed it, while Hasselbeck endorsed President Bush’s decision. Hindsight is 20-20, and today, we all know who was standing on the right side of this argument.
Several other political conversations and heated debates would follow the 2007 argument, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck s
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Fox and Friends
Elisabeth Hasselbeck joined Fox and Friends in 2013 as a replacement for Gretchen Carlson. While improving the show’s ratings and bringing in a demographic that the show had previously failed to reach, Elisabeth Hasselbeck later announced her retirement in 2015. Hasselbeck went onto explain her reasoning, stating that she wanted to focus on her family.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is married to Tim Hasselbeck (former NFL quarterback), and together they have three children.