Elisabeth Hasselbeck stopped by “Rachael Ray” Friday (Nov. 22) in her first television interview since leaving “The View” for “Fox & Friends,” which she says is going great.

“Everyone is just so kind and hard-working and loving. To have those two guys by my side, I feel so happy,” says Hasselbeck. “They are remarkably talented and just kind individuals, so I’m beyond thankful. My brothers.”

“The first alarm goes off at 2:45 a.m. … Sometimes I’ll try to sneak a little nap, because I don’t go to bed early enough,” says Hasselbeck. “The nighttime’s hard for me to go to sleep.”

She also took the “Rachael Ray” show behind the scenes at “Fox & Friends,” where she says it’s incredibly fun to work — “Such a great group of people, I’m beyond thrilled.”

Later, Hasselbeck talks about cooking with her three kids, Grace, Taylor and Isaiah, and their Christmas lists, which this year doesn’t mean gifts — each child is choosing a brother or sister to sponsor for Christmas. Aww.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."