Ainsley Earhardt is a prominent figure in the world of news broadcasting, currently serving as the co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) highly popular show, FOX & Friends, alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. Since joining the network in 2007, she has been based in New York.
FOX & Friends, a morning news program that airs from 6 to 9 AM/ET, has been enjoying record-breaking viewership, making it the network’s highest-rated show. With a comprehensive coverage of daily headlines spanning news, sports, politics, and entertainment, Earhardt has had the opportunity to conduct exclusive interviews with notable figures such as President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence.
In addition to her co-hosting duties on FOX & Friends, Earhardt also appears on FOX Nation, the network’s on-demand subscription-based streaming service. She serves as the co-host of FOX & Friends’ After the Show Show, which airs weekday mornings at 9 AM/ET. In December 2018, Earhardt hosted Ainsley’s Holiday Special on FOX Nation, where she highlighted heartwarming stories and showcased charitable organizations from her travels across the country.
Before joining FOX & Friends, Earhardt was a co-host on FNC’s early morning program, FOX & Friends FIRST (5-6 AM/ET), from 2013 until she transitioned to her current role in 2016. During her tenure as a reporter for FNC, she covered various high-profile news stories, including the arrest of kidnapper Ariel Castro in Cleveland, OH, the devastating EF5 tornado in Moore, OK in 2013, the passing of actor James Gandolfini, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, and the 8.0-magnitude earthquake in China.
She also provided live coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to New York City, the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, and the tragic Fort Hood military base massacre. Earhardt reported on the Veterans Affairs hospital investigation in Phoenix, AZ, as well as the murder investigation involving New England Patriot’s player Aaron Hernandez. Furthermore, in May 2018, she provided on-location, live coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prior to joining FNC, Earhardt worked as an anchor for KENS-TV (CBS 5) in San Antonio, Texas, and WLTX-TV (CBS 19) in Columbia, SC, where she was honored as the “Best Personality of the Year” by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.
Earhardt earned her B.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina.