Megyn Marie Kelly is an American journalist and former corporate Defense attorney. From 2004 to 2017, she was a news anchor at Fox News, and from 2017 to 2018, she hosted a talk show and correspondent with NBC News. October 26, 2018, after the cancellation of the show she departed NBC in January 2019. In 2014, in the Time list of the 100 most influential people, she was included.
Megyn Kelly Is Married To Husband With Two Kids
In 2001 Kelly married an anaesthesiologist Daniel Kandall but this marriage continued only five years and they divorced in 2006. Again in 2008 Kelly married Douglas Brunt, who was then president and CEO of the cyber security firm Authentium. Later on Douglas Brunt became a novelist and a full time writer. With brunt she gave birth three children. Her first son Yates was born in 2009. In she gave birth her second child, a daughter 2011. They named her Yardley. And in 2013 her third baby a boy Thatcher was born.
Megyn Kelly Net Worth
From many reliable sources, Megyn Kelly has a net worth of $30 million. During her tenure at Fox News, her highest annual salary was $8 million, reports Celebrity Net Worth. When she decided to move on to NBC in 2017, she signed a three-year contract worth $69 million. Her NBC salary was roughly $23 million per year.
Megyn Kelly Bio: Age, Birthday, Siblings, Early Life
Kelly was born in 1970, November 18 in Champaign, Illinois. She is now 49 years old. Her father name was Edward Kelly, who was Irish Descent. Her mother was Linda, she was a home maker. Her mother was Italian and German Descent. She was raised Roman Catholic. When she was fifteen, her father died of a heart attack in 1985. In order to support the family, after her father’s death, her mother worked as a nurse at a Veterans Administration hospital. Her elder brother named Pete Kelly, who lives in Atlanta.
Megyn Kelly Career Details
When Kelly was nine years old, her family moved to Albany, New York. She used be an aerobics instructor for ten years from age of 16 to 26. In 1992, from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse, she got an undergraduate degree in Political Science University and earned a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1995.
In 2003, Kelly moved to Washington, D.C., She started her career as a general assignment reporter at the ABC (American Broadcast Company) affiliate WJLA-TV. In 2004, after working as a journalist for WJLA, Kelly then joined Fox News. She became co-anchor of Americas Newsroom in 2006. She was involved in several controversies during her long tenure at Fox. She started a prime time special show on Fox, to interview celebrities from different fields in May 2016. She left Fox News on January 6, 2017 after her contract expired with Fox news. Afterwards she Joined NBC.
Megyn Kelly Awards And Achievements
In 2009, Megyn Kelly awarded for her work covering the subject of child abuse as a Fox News anchor by Childhelp. She continual her stay and get involved with the child abuse issue by donating her time and appearing at fundraisers. TIME magazine included her in the list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014. She appeared on the cover of “Vanity fair” February issue in 2016. Kelly beaten her Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly in popularity in a poll conducted among younger viewers.
Controversies About Megyn Kelly
During her long tenure at Fox, she was involved in several controversies including her assertions about the “whiteness” of Jesus and Santa Claus, her rejection of the label “feminist”, her vocal support for same-sex marriage, and many others.
In October 2018, during Megyn Kelly Today, She received negative attention when she made racially-charged comments about people who choose to wear blackface makeup on Halloween. “What is racist? You do get in trouble if you’re a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing as a character,” She apologised on air after this latest controversy but a source told CNN Kelly wouldn’t be returning to the show.
Megyn Kelly Social Media Presence
She is a journalist so how is it possible she will not be active on social media? She is having around 2.41 million on twitter, 36.4 k followers on Instagram and Kelly got 10.29 million likes on her page on facebook.