In an interview with Christian Broadcast News, Ainsley Earhardt, co-host of Fox News Channel’s morning show, Fox & Friends, opens up on her career, her new book, being a new mom after a miscarriage, and how her Christian faith helps her make it all work.
Earhardt, the newest addition to the famous curvy couch, said her move to Fox News in 2007 was not a natural fit as she had no previous experience in politics. Since then she has quickly moved up in the network through hard work and faith in herself. A few days before returning from maternity leave Fox chairman and CEO Roger Ailes promoted her to the position of cohost of Fox & Friends. She started her dream job in February of 2016. (Earhardt announced she was pregnant on the June 22, 2015, edition of Fox and Friends First. She gave birth to a baby girl on November 6, 2015.)
Ainsley grew up in South Carolina, majored in broadcasting, and landed anchoring jobs in South Carolina and Texas before joining Fox News in 2007.
“When I got the job with Fox, I said ‘God, are you sure?’ I know nothing about politics, I’ve been covering car accidents and street closures and the pothole patrol in my hometown. I’m going into this big job.”
It’s a job Ainsley takes seriously.
“For Fox & Friends I wake up at three o’clock, I leave the apartment around 3:45-ish. I go straight into my office, I put on the dress and the heels and all of that. I go into hair and makeup, and while I’m there — which is awesome that they provide that — I’m studying for the show, I’m reading what’s coming up,” she said.
“The night before I’ve studied for my interviews, but that morning I get the talking points, and the talking points are all ad-lib. So if we’re talking about the election or black Friday, or Christmas or whatever it might be — or even the book — we want to be prepared,” she explained.
“And then we go down and we have a meeting about an hour before the show and we discuss what’s coming up on on the show with all the producers and my co-anchors,” she said.
On the air, Ainsley doesn’t shy away from her Christian faith.
“Fox has never told me I can’t share my faith,” Ainsley told us. “They embrace that and they want us to be real and want us to be ourselves. And they’ve always said the audience can tell if you’re not yourself, so I decided just to let loose.”
Ainsley is living her dream now, it wasn’t too long ago that she and her husband, Will, went through a heartbreaking miscarriage.
“We heard that heartbeat and it was so beautiful and so cool. And we went back for the next appointment and the doctor said there wasn’t a heartbeat. My husband just held my hand and we said to her, we prayed for a healthy child and God had a different path. ”
Three months later, Ainsley and her husband found out she was pregnant with Hayden. Ainsley says the day Hayden was born, and the day she became a Christian are the two best days of her life.
She is promoting her new book, Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream, which she wrote while she was pregnant her with daughter. The book, which features inspirational quotes inspired by the notes her father would leave her and her siblings, immediately shot to #1 on the New York Times best-sellers list.