Emotional Elisabeth Hasselbeck Chokes Up During Final Fox News Broadcast: 'I'm So Blessed'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck joined Fox & Friends in 2013

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http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=4671397986001&w=600&h=338Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comElisabeth Hasselbeck bid an emotional farewell to Fox & Friends on Tuesday.

The host, who is leaving Fox News to focus on her family, was treated to a reel of some of her greatest moments – complete with behind-the-scenes interviews coworkers talking about some the perks of working with the conservative pundit.

“God is good to me to put me in the hands of this team. You put freedom first,” Hasselbeck said of her coworkers. “I’m so blessed.”

She choked up as she pulled out a book filled with pictures of coworkers.

“I’m so thankful. I have a heart full of gratitude for this. This is an outstanding team who works so hard.”

During the segment, one of the show’s writers named Kelly recalled running late to work without having time for breakfast, so she ate a Pop-Tart at her desk. A producer scolded her publicly for it, but Hasselbeck pulled her aside afterwards to let her know everything was fine.

“She made me feel way better,” said Kelly.

Hasselbeck, 38, has three children: Grace, 10, Taylor, 8, and Isaiah, 6.

“Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things,” she said when she announced her retirement in November. “Throughout my 14 years working in television, I have never experienced a more positive and thoughtful atmosphere than FOX News Channel, thanks to the strong leadership of (FOX News Chairman & CEO) Roger Ailes, who has created the best working environment a woman and mother could ask for.”

She rose to prominence as a Survivor contestant in 2001 and later became known for her Republican politics as a host of The View from 2003-13, often clashing with liberal costars Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg. Hasselbeck joined Fox after leaving the ABC daytime show.

Fox & Friends airs every morning at 6 a.m. ET.

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