Elisabeth Hasselbeck Announces Fox & Friends Departure, Cries A Lot

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is going to need a few minutes, people.

Can you talk amongst yourself for a little while?

The 38-year old announced via statement on Monday that she’s leaving her post as a Fox & Friends panelist in December, saying at the time:

“Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things," said the former View co-host.

"Throughout my 14 years working in television, I have never experienced a more positive and thoughtful atmosphere than FOX News Channel."

The conservative television personality, who was also a castaway on Survivor back in the day, reiterated these points on air Tuesday.

"Like I said, I much preferred and am honored to have had the role of bringing you the news rather than being it," she said.

"I have a ton of respect for you all here and you at home [and] I want to share with you what's been on my heart.

"I am... taking a new position as CBO, Chief Breakfast Officer, at our house with the kids and that does mean that in about a month, I will be leaving my Fox News family."

Hasselbeck said that the time between now and her final show will be a "No Cry Zone," but she couldn't stop the tears from flowing upon confirming this very sad news.

In reference to her co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, Hasselbeck shared:

"It's hard because of all of you. You all have made this a really hard decision. I have fallen head over heels with this place."

Hasselbeck is the mother of three kids (Grace, 10, Taylor, 8, Isaiah, 6) and the husband of a former NFL quarterback.

Watch her announce her departure and break down into tears now:

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Biography

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Right now, with two kids, one 3 and one 5 months, a little walk for ice cream with the kids is perfectly romantic. When they are falling asleep in the stroller and [we can] just take in the city together.

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