Starting out as a contestant on “Survivor: The Australian
Outback” (2001), American television personality and talk show
host Elisabeth Hasselbeck gained popularity as the fourth co-host on
ABC's “The View,” a gig she held from November 2003 to July
2013. She jointly won the 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk
Show Host. Following her departure from “The View,” she
joined “Fox & Friends” in September.
Hasselbeck, who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2002, wrote a book
on the subject called “The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival
Guide.” Released in April 2009, the book has appeared on several
best seller lists. In 2011, Hasselbeck launched NoGii, her own line of
gluten free nutritional products for kids and adults. Her second book,
“Deliciously G Free: Food So Flavorful They'll Never Believe It's
Gluten-Free,” was released in January 2012. Hasselbeck is a
supporter of breast cancer awareness.
“Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and
significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.”
Hasselbeck is married to NFL Quarterback Tim Hasselbeck. They have three children together.
Childhood and Family:
Elisabeth Del Padre Filarski was born on May28, 1977, in Cranston,
Rhode Island, to architect Kenneth Filarski and Catholic-school
teacher/lawyer Elizabeth DelPadre Filarski. She has a brother named
Kenneth Filarski Jr.. She attended St. Mary School in Cranston, R.I.
and then St. Mary Academy - Bay View in Riverside, R.I., where she
graduated in 1995. She went on to receive a Fine Arts degree at Boston
College in 1999. While in college, she became captain of the women's
softball team for two seasons and successfully won consecutive
Big East championship.
On April 6, 2001, Elisabeth was engaged to Boston College football
quarterback Tim Hasselbeck. The couple married on July 6, 2002 and
welcomed their first child, daughter Grace Elisabeth, on April 6, 2005.
The couple then had two sons, Taylor Thomas (born on November 6, 2007)
and Isaiah Timothy (born on August 9, 2009).
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is of Italian and Polish descent. Her nicknames are Lizzie and Bessy.
Fox & Friends
Elisabeth Hasselbeck began working as a shoe designer for Puma in 1998,
while attending Boston College. Her television career started in
2001 when she was cast in “Survivor: The Australian
Outback,” the second season of the United States reality show
“Survivor.” She was a member of the Kucha tribe and
finished the fourth place. The same year, she became a judge at the
Miss Teen USA pageant.
In 2002, Hasselbeck hosted the Style Network show “The Look for
Less,” in which she helped find stylish clothes for bargain
However, Hasselbeck did not enjoy a huge break until 2003 when she was
recruited as a co-host on the ABC daytime talk show “The
View,” following the departure of Lisa Ling at the end of 2002.
She normally represented the conservative position on the show. In
2005, Hasselbeck received her first Daytime Emmy nomination in the
category of Outstanding Talk Show Host, which she shared with co-hosts
like Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Star Jones and Meredith Vieira, and
went on to receive the same nomination for the next three years before
eventually taking home the award in 2009. Two more Daytime Emmy
nominations in the same category (2010, 2011) as well as a 2013
People's Choice nomination for Favorite Daytime TV Host followed before
rumors about Hasselbeck's discharge surface in March 8, 2013.
On July 9, 2013, ABC announced that Hasselbeck would be leaving
“The View” to join “Fox & Friends.” Her
last appearance on the show was on July 10, 2013.
Hasselbeck began her duty on the Fox early-morning opinion talk show on
September 16, 2013, replacing weekdays co-host Gretchen Carlson
Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Talk Show Host, “The View,” 2009