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Megyn Kelly          

Former Host of "Megyn Kelly Today" & Former Fox News Anchor

Megyn Kelly began her career as a lawyer before changing course to become an assignment reporter in 2004. That same year, she was hired by the Fox News Channel as a Washington, D.C. correspondent. Quickly establishing herself as a competent reporter who was unafraid of asking difficult questions, Kelly catapulted to the media outlet's center stage. Kelly became co-anchor of "America’s Newsroom" in 2006, anchor of "America Live" in 2010 and anchor of "The Kelly File" in 2013. "The Kelly File" became one of the highest-rated cable news programs on television. In 2017, she left Fox to host "Megyn Kelly Today" on NBC, though the show was canceled in the fall of 2018.

During the 2012 and 2014 political seasons, Kelly served as co-anchor of FNC’s America’s Election HQ alongside Bret Baier. Throughout her tenure with FNC, Kelly has covered breaking news and has reported live from numerous political events. Some of the major stories she’s covered for the network include the 2013 government shutdown, the Boston Marathon bombing, the election of Pope Francis and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. She also provided coverage of the deadly EF5 tornado in Joplin, M.O and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. During her role as a correspondent, Kelly provided wall-to-wall coverage of the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John Roberts. In 2009 and 2010, she co-hosted FNC’s coverage of the confirmation hearings of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Already a national name, Kelly achieved a new level of fame when she challenged presidential hopeful Donald Trump during the August 2015 GOP debate by asking him to explain sexist comments he had made about women in the past. In 2014, Kelly was listed as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Kelly resurfaced in October 2019 on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss NBC's handling of sexual assault allegations against former anchor Matt Lauer. Later in the year, Kelly was portrayed by Charlize Theron in "Bombshell," a drama about the culture of harassment and secrecy under Ailes during Kelly's time at Fox News.

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Megyn Kelly Tops Night In Cable News Ratings - Deadline.com

Has Fox News Channel found the new queen of primetime cable news? In her second night on Fox News' new primetime lineup, Megyn Kelly clocked the ...

Megyn Kelly reportedly taking over 9 pm slot in Fox News prime time ...

"As previously stated, the network has signed long-term deals with Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, Shepard Smith, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren.”.

Megyn Kelly: Election-night ratings crown her queen of cable news

Fox News host leads in key adults ages 25 to 54 demo per Nielsen.

How Megyn Kelly Became the New Star of Fox News

Megyn Kelly is bucking the conventional wisdom of what it means to be a Fox News anchor. The take-no-prisoners newswoman isn’t afraid to throw hardballs at Republicans. She recently lectured Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over his penchant for arguing with female reporters...

Megyn Kelly Won Thursday's GOP Debate

The Fox News debate moderator took no prisoners.

Megyn Kelly Takes Down Trump Over Trump University Case

Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly took Donald Trump to the woodshed during Thursday’s GOP Debate in Detroit, Michigan, in a damaging exchange, saying the billionaire candidate “fleeced” students of Trump University.

Megyn Kelly, Lupita Nyong’o, Julianne Moore Among Honorees at Variety’s NY Power of Women

Variety has selected Lupita Nyong’o, Julianne Moore, Vera Wang, Misty Copeland and Megyn Kelly as the Lifetime Impact Honorees for its 2016 Power of Women: New York event, which celebrates the philanthropic efforts of industry leaders.

Megyn Kelly's Jump to NBC From Fox News Will Test Her, and the Networks

For Megyn Kelly, the shift from Fox News to NBC - where she will host a daily daytime show and a Sunday newsmagazine program - will be a test of whether she can connect with a broader audience in a different format and reach another level of television stardom...

Megyn Kelly Launches Independent Media Company, Will Start Podcast

Megyn Kelly isn’t on a mainstream news outlet at present, but that isn’t going to keep her from broadcasting. The former NBC News and Fox News Channel anchor confirmed Thursday what many media-industry observers have long suspected: She’s going the independent route. Kelly will launch Devil May Care Media, a production company that will back podcasts and other shows built around the latest news, current events, legal and cultural issues. The shows will contain “the same tough, fair, smart perspective” that Kelly burnished during her heyday as a primetime anchor on Fox News and a morning anchor on NBC.

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