Megyn Kelly is an American journalist who shot to fame as a TV show host. Here is a brief about her net worth and some other facts.
Megyn Kelly in a nutshell
Megyn Kelly is television host, journalist, political commentator and attorney at law. Kelly has been the host of America Live and also the co-host of America’s Newsroom. She is currently hosting ‘The Kelly File’ on the Fox News Channel. The show is about current affairs. She had once got into a lot controversies due to her statement regarding the skin color of Santa. Time magazine included Kelly in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Megyn Kelly was born in 1970 in Syracuse, New York. She relocated along with her family to Delmar, New York when she was 9 years old. Kelly did her schooling at the Bethleham Central High School. There, she developed an interest in playing basketball and field hockey and also captained her cheer leading squad. Kelly’s father was a staff in the University of Albany. He died when she was just 15 years old. Kelly pursued an undergraduate degree in Political Science at Syracuse University after finishing high school. Megyn Kelly was a member of the Kappa Alpha sorority and later also earned a Juris Doctor graduate degree from Albany Law School. She gained experience after serving as an associate editor of the Albany Law Review. Her first career was that of an attorney. After completing her studies from the Albany Law School in 1995, she became an associate in the Chicago office of law firm ‘Bickel and Brewer LLP’. Later Kelly joined ‘Jones Day’ which is an elite international law firm. Kelly worked for nine long years in the firm and served as an attorney for credit bureau Experian. Having worked in the law field for almost 10 years, little did she know that her career would leap from being an attorney into being a journalist. Kelly was hired by the ABC New affiliate WJLA-TV for the post of a general assignment reporter. She covered several national and local events very impressively including the 2004 presidential election and the Beltway sniper attacks. She later applied for a job at the Fox Entertainment Group in 2004 and was selected right away. Kelly did great reports during her tenure in Fox News including a report on the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehniqist, Special report with Brit Hume and she also hosted her own legal segments like ‘Kelly’s Court’. Most of her reporting focused on legal and political matters. Megyn Kelly also worked as a substitute anchor during weekends. Later, she began hosting her own two-hour show, ‘America Live’ which was aired in 2010; replacing Fox News’ previous show ‘The Live Desk’. Kelly got great recognition in 2012 for her coverage of the results of the 2012 United States Presidential election. At the night of the election, on November 6, 2012, Fox News projected that Obama would win a second term after part of the outcome had been released. In July 2013, Kelly left as host of ‘America Live’ on a maternity leave and later came back to host ‘The Kelly File’ in October, 2013. She had given a controversial statement in her show saying, “For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white, but this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa” and added “But Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it”. Her statement went viral and was criticized all over. Later Kelly cleared her original comment to be a “tongue in cheek”. Kelly left Fox News and joined NBC News in March 2017. Her American talk show, ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ was aired in September, 2017. ‘ Megyn Kelly Today’ has got highly controversial reviews due to Kelly’s direct and often personal comments and remarks on her guests. Her interview with Vladimir Putin on NBC News was much awaited and hyped. Kelly was easily outmaneuvered by the Putin and people even criticized her for she could not get the best of Putin known as the toughest interview subjects. Megyn Kelly was earlier married to her boyfriend Daniel Kendall in 2001. He is an anesthesiologist. They dated for four years before getting married. He was a medical student and she was an attorney when they first met. Kelly divorced him in 2006 and later began dating Douglas Brunt who was the President and CEO of Authentium. He is now a writer and a novelist. Kelly got married to him in 2008. The couple has two sons, Edward Yates Brunt and Bray Brunt and a daughter named Yardley Evans Brunt.
The net worth of Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly has a net worth of $15 million.
Amazing facts about the journalist
Here are some lesser known facts about the journalist: * According to Kelly’s New York Times best-selling Memoir, ‘Settle for More’, she was sexually harassed by Roger Alies while in the job. She alleged that Roger Alies claimed that he would help her with her career in return for sexual favors. * Kelly left Fox News because she wanted to be home to raise her three small children. * Kelly is learning to play guitar. She is quite fond of music and is often seeing hanging out with musicians and attending Broadway musicals. * Although Kelly is a tough interviewer, she has a great sense of humor which can be seen from her pics on Instagram. * Kelly is quite fashionable and takes pride in dressing herself in beautiful designer outfits.
Megyn Kelly is definitely a woman of substance. She is a lady who has a way with words, a tough interviewer and a strong media personality. Kelly has had a successful career so far. She enjoys a blissful life with her three children and husband Douglas Brunt. Kelly also enjoys a high net worth.