Elisabeth Hasselbeck – A Special ‘View’ on Things

Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck (née Filarski) is a popular American television personality who rose to fame when she participated in the second season on the American version of the reality show ‘Survivor’. Although she finished fourth on the show, she became one of the most prominent personalities on the show and was able to carve out a successful television career post her appearance on the show.

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Hasselbeck is also known for her work as the fourth co-host on the popular talk show ‘The View’, where she replaced Lisa Ling and served on the show almost 10 years from 2003-2013. Post her stint on the view, she went on to co-host ‘Fox and Friends’ in 2013, taking over from Gretchen Carlson, but decided to take time off, for her family, and hosting the show for the last time in December 2015.

Early Life and Education

Hasselbeck was born as Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski in the city of Cranston, Rhode Island on May 28, 1977 to Elizabeth DelPadre, a lawyer and Catholic School teacher and Kenneth Filarski, an architect. She has one sibling, a brother named Kenneth Jr., who is an attorney and an aspiring musician. Hasselbeck is of Polish ancestry on her father’s side and Italian ancestry on her mother’s side.

Raised as a Roman Catholic, Hasselbeck first went to St. Mary School in Cranston and later attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View in East Providence, from where she graduated in 1995. She later attended and graduated from Boston College, Massachuttes with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 1999. After graduating, Hasselback started her career at Puma shoes where she served on the design team until she landed a career in television.

Career Rise

Hasselbeck made her first appearance on television when she participated in the adventure reality show  ‘Survivor: The Australian Outback’  in 2001-02, where she was placed in the Kucha tribe. She proved to be a strong contender throughout the show. When the show came to a conclusion, she was the last and only surviving member of her tribe but finished fourth overall. Hasselbeck was invited to participate in the spin-off ‘Survivor: All Stars’ but she declined.

Hasselbeck was encouraged by her agent to audition as a replacement for Lisa Ling on ‘The View’. She appeared as a guest host initially and was made a permanent co-host in November 2003. Hasselbeck is a conservative and represented the conservative view point on the show. Together with her co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar,and Sherri Shepherd, she won a Daytime Emmy Award in the category ‘Outstanding Talk Show Host’. She held her position on the view until July 2013

Hasselbeck replaced Gretchen Carlson when she joined Fox News to appear as a co-host on ‘FOX &Friends’ and lasted at the network until December 2015, when she decided to go on a self imposed hiatus to spend time with her family. She made her final appearance on 22 December 2015.

Personal Life

Hasselbeck is married to Tim Hasselbeck, a professional football quarterback, whom she dated when they were both studying at Boston College. The couple tied the knot on July 6, 2002. Together, they have three children, a daughter named Grace Elisabeth (2005) and sons Taylor Thomas (2007) and Isaiah Timothy (2009)

Hasselbeck describes herself as a Christian and condemned Iraq’s persecution of Christians in August 2014. She was also vocal about her views on the United States’ decision to remove Bibles from hotel rooms.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck – Salary and Net Worth

Hasselbeck’s last known annual salary was approximately $1 Million and has an estimated net worth of approximately $12 Million.

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