Ainsley Earhardt was born on February 18, 1978, in Charleston, South Carolina and raised in Bluffton, South Carolina. She attended Beaufort High School where she was crowned Miss America Pageant in 1996. Earhardt has been with Fox News since 2007; she also served as a co-host of Fox & Friends from 2010 to 2012 before being replaced by Elisabeth Hasselbeck. In July 2014, Earhardt was reintroduced as a permanent co-host to the show. From Miss America To Fox News Journalist: Ainsley Earhardt Biography
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Ainsley grew up on a farm in South Carolina and was the first female to be crowned Miss America from that state. She went on to become a television journalist for WGHP, the CBS affiliate in High Point, North Carolina.
Rise to Fame
Ainsley grew up in South Carolina and competed in the Miss America Pageant. She got her start at Fox News as a reporter and then was promoted to co-host of the morning show, Fox & Friends. Her first book, The Light Within Me: An Inspirational Memoir was published in 2012. In 2017 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Interviewer on the Fox News Channel. From Miss America To Fox News Journalist: Ainsley Earhardt Biography
Earhardt is a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, serving on the Board of Directors. She also supports The Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club of New York, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Ainsley Earhardt grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and became a beauty pageant winner in 1995 as the first runner-up for Miss America. In 1997 she graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in broadcast journalism and went on to work for WPDE-TV as an anchor, reporter and producer. She then left South Carolina for Tampa Bay, Florida where she became the morning anchor for the local station WTSP.
Ainsley grew up in a small town in South Carolina. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. When she was crowned Miss America, she became the first woman from her state to win the title.
She worked as an anchor for WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina and then for WNYW-TV in New York City.