Megyn Kelly served as anchor of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Kelly File (weekdays 9-10PM/ET) and is based in New York. She joined the network in 2004 as a Washington-based correspondent.
When Kelly made her free agency known in 2016, she received an eye-popping four-year, $100 million offer from Fox News parent 21st Century Fox. She passed it up, leaving the network where the former lawyer forged her reputation as a tenacious interviewer for a multishow deal at NBC News reportedly worth between $15 million and $18 million annually. Her portfolio will include a daytime show, a Sunday evening newsmagazine and event coverage. Along the way, Kelly, 46 and a married mother of three, became a symbol of female empowerment, taking on her onetime boss Roger Ailes as well as the president in her best-selling memoir, Settle for More.
Before joining FNC, Kelly served as a general assignment reporter for WJLA-TV (ABC 7) in Washington, D.C. where she covered national and local stories of interest, including the 2004 presidential race and the D.C. sniper case. Prior to her career in television news, Kelly practiced law as a corporate litigator at Jones Day for nine years and was an associate in the Chicago office of the law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP.
She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she graduated with honors and served as editor of the Albany Law Review.more » « less