We might have gotten to know Megyn Kelly as a Fox News anchor and an enormous goal of Donald Trump’s ire throughout the 2016 election, nevertheless it appears Kelly is now within the midst of a complete profession revamp.
You may need caught the restricted summer season run of her NBC present Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly that premiered in June and led to July (the present is reportedly slated to come back again in spring), and Kelly continued her plight to discover a voice past her conservative fan base this week with the debut of Megyn Kelly Today. Her newest present is just about politics-free and has extra of an Oprah really feel to it than a Fox News vibe.
[email protected] talks about her transfer to NBC and the way the transfer affected her personally. Watch extra: https://t.co/ae3Ojcpg4P pic.twitter.com/D2ASWwAKHg
— PeopleTV (@peopletv) September 21, 2017
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As anticipated, Megyn Kelly Today is being met with blended evaluations, with many naysayers saying that this newer, softer model of the discuss present host is completely pretend. But is it?
Before we decide, let’s be taught somewhat extra about Kelly.
1. She’s a lawyer
Like many political reporters, Kelly’s basis is in regulation. After getting her undergraduate diploma in political science at Syracuse University, she went to Albany Law School. She went on to turn out to be a company litigator for Jones Day earlier than she made the leap to broadcast journalism.
2. Career change
In her 30s, Kelly was prepared for one thing completely different that will not solely make the most of her regulation expertise, however would problem her every day. She grew to become a common project reporter — underneath the title Megyn Kendall from her first marriage — for WJLA in Washington, D.C., the place her star started to rise. In reality, it was former ABC News reporter and chief White House correspondent Brit Hume who helped her get a gathering with former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
3. Sexual harassment
I’m excited! #SettleForMore is out at midnight tonight pic.twitter.com/qKDYy4JEWB
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 15, 2016
It was Roger Ailes who additionally sexually harassed Kelly on the job in accordance with her New York Times best-selling memoir Settle for More. She wrote that the harassment started in 2005 when Ailes claimed he would assist her profession “in exchange for sexual favors.”
The harassment escalated when he tried to kiss her months later. She allegedly shoved him away and reported him to her supervisor. The harassment stopped and Ailes denied any wrongdoing. Ailes died in May 2017 on the age of 77.
4. Working mother
My job is vital to me, nevertheless it’s dwarfed by my love for my youngsters. #SettleForMore https://t.co/RlRX45pnjv pic.twitter.com/fq0BNhhRP1
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 5, 2016
Sometimes, dwelling involves work (Debate 2012). #SettleForMore https://t.co/RlRX45GYb3 pic.twitter.com/JxEHJ2GZTL
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 2, 2016
Kelly prides herself on elevating her 3 youngsters — Yardley, Thatcher and Edward — with husband, novelist Doug Brunt, whereas working laborious as a journalist. Part of her determination to depart Fox News was pushed by her need to be dwelling for her youngsters after college and within the early evenings.
5. Music is vital
Just had a GREAT time @SoRmusical. Great enjoyable 4 complete household. Thank you @JennGamby for the tour & Happy Bday! pic.twitter.com/8opvHKkByl
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 10, 2016
With [email protected] on the #KentuckyDerby – love me some #bonjovi! pic.twitter.com/Dr8A0BByf8
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 7, 2016
Not solely does Kelly take guitar classes, she’s talked so much about music taking part in an vital position in her life. She’s been seen hanging with musicians like Richie Sambora and attending Broadway musicals like School of Rock. Maybe she is going to play a tune on her new present?
6. She’s modern
Just as a result of her work wardrobe often entails a sheath costume, don’t ever suppose Kelly isn’t eager about style. She was invited to the Met Gala 2 years in a row and stepped out in a really modern Badgley Mischka costume in 2016 and in Altuzarra this yr.
7. Sense of humor
In Virginia on the brink of watch the #VPDebate. Don’t miss a LIVE late-night version of #KellyFile at 11p ET with post-debate evaluation. pic.twitter.com/L9QuMHvjJw
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 4, 2016
If you comply with Kelly’s social media accounts, you will note she has a humorousness too. She’s a troublesome interviewer, however she will additionally take it down for amusing.
8. Trekkie doppelgänger
The guys on the #KellyFile crew are huge followers of Star Trek (and apparently of Seven of Nine)! pic.twitter.com/n3x106x0hl
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) April 1, 2016
I wager you didn’t know Kelly had a twin on the market. It’s Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager, performed by Jeri Ryan. You see the resemblance, don’t you?
9. She loves snacks
.DougBrunt: “why do you bring this stuff out every night?” Me: “it’s good! It cld be worse.” Him: “could be Fat Pop.” pic.twitter.com/n0Pfg1SZ3j
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) December 29, 2016
Kelly loves snack and she or he’s usually seen cracking out the Skinny Pop. That’s a woman who is aware of tips on how to celebration!
She additionally admitted her schedule retains her from understanding so much, in order that’s why she’s a sensible snacker.
“Some things are worth the fat and calories, although I have to watch it like a hawk,” Kelly stated to People journal in 2012. “I used to be able to work out, but these days there is literally no time.”
10. Kelly Ripa’s co-host
Kelly sat subsequent to Ripa throughout that yearlong co-host search on Live with Kelly. While she by no means appeared like a severe candidate compared to the lads who auditioned, it was a fantastic platform for Kelly to advertise her new e book.
The ladies will now go head-to-head within the 9 a.m. time slot as soon as Kelly’s Today present has began up. Will Ryan Seacrest be sufficient to maintain the viewers from straying to NBC?
11. Power lady
Great day, honor to be @ Variety’s #PowerofWomen w/@VeraWangGang, @Lupita_Nyongo, @_juliannemoore & @mistyonpointe pic.twitter.com/y7gfAowYqX
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) April 8, 2016
Variety honored Kelly at their annual Power of Women occasion in 2016. She was surrounded by different clever, hardworking and considerate ladies who’re making their marks of their revered industries. She was in good firm, as a result of Misty Copeland, Julianne Moore and Vera Wang have been additionally honored that yr.
Originally posted June 2017. Updated September 2017.