Megyn Kelly Keeping ‘Options Open’ When Fox Contract Expires
Megyn Kelly has been a rising star at Fox News, starting on the afternoon anchor desk and quickly moving to her own primetime show and is arguably one of the best debate moderators of this cycle. And her contract at FNC is almost up.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve had a great 12 years here, and I really like working for Roger Ailes. I really like my show, and I love my team,” Kelly told Variety.
“But, you know, there’s a lot of brain damage that comes from the job. There was probably less brain damage when I worked in the afternoon. I was less well known. I had far less conflict in my life.”
The Hill reports:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has taken aim at Kelly, criticizing her on Twitter and speaking poorly of her in interviews. He’s called her “crazy” and “overrated” in the past.
Kelly said in the interview that Fox News has been supportive of her through the feud with Trump.
“Fox News has been in a tough position,” she said. “They care about me, and they are not afraid of a fight, but we’re in unchartered territory.”
In the past, Kelly has said she wished Bill O’Reilly had defended her more against Trump’s attacks.
“I do wish that O’Reilly had defended me more in his interview with Trump,” Kelly told More Magazine, referring to a January interview with Trump. “I would have defended him more.”
CNN reported that Kelly has thought about doing a daytime talk show, and she said in the interview she has thought about having her own talk show. Executives at other networks are interested in Kelly, according to CNN.
“I have to keep my options open,” Kelly told Variety.