Former 'Survivor: Australia' contestant Elisabeth Hasselbeck a finalist for 'The View' co-hosting position
By Reality TV World staff, 11/04/2003
The View creator/executive producer and co-host Barbara Walters has announced that former Survivor: The Australian Outback Final 4 finalist Elisabeth Hasselbeck is one of the final three contenders vying for the co-hosting position vacated by former co-host Lisa Ling last December.
The View features a dynamic team of four women who share their daily, no-holds-barred opinions and conversations. The unmatched chemistry of co-hosts Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Joy Behar, is the original forum where real women discuss relevant, everyday issues.
A native of Cranston, Rhode Island, Hasselbeck currently divides her time between Brookline, Massachusetts, and Los Angeles, California. Previous to her Survivor appearance she was employed as only female footwear designer for Puma North America, where she was given the chance to design for supermodel Christy Turlington's NUALA yoga footwear line. In addition to her Puma work, Hasselbeck has been working for the past five years on a line of greeting cards, bags, planners and shoes. Her husband Tim is currently a backup quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
Since its launch, The View has received 16 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show. The show has received numerous nominations, including six consecutive nominations for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. Now in its seventh season, it's seen live Monday-Friday (11 AM-12 NOON, ET), on ABC.
The View is produced by ABC Daytime and Ms. Walters' Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie.