Megyn Kelly is an American journalist, attorney, and television personality. Megyn Kelly is best known for hosting the show ‘America Live’ and ‘America’s Newsroom’ during her time on Fox News Channel. She currently posts to her Instagram page and YouTube channel.
Table of Biography
What is the age of Megyn Kelly?
Megyn Kelly was born on November 18, 1970, in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She is currently 51 years old. Her birth name is Megyn Marie Kelly whereas her nickname is Me-again. Megyn is the third and youngest child of Edward Kelly and Linda Kelly. Her father was a teacher at the State University of New York at Albany and her mother was a homemaker. However, her mom is the current chief of nursing at the Albany V.A. Her older brother is Pete Kelly who presently lives in Atlanta. Sadly, her father died due to a heart attack when she was 15. She had a grandmother Nana Kelly who passed away on October 28, 2016.
She was raised in the town of DeWitt, Syracuse, New York before her family moved to Delmar, near Albany. Kelly holds the American nationality whereas belongs to the Irish-Italian-German ethnicity. She had a crush on John Travolta since her childhood and loves watching Titanic. Kelly had played the clarinet from the fifth-ninth grade.
Megyn attended Tecumseh Elementary School in suburban Syracuse, New York. In her school, Kelly took part in athletics, use to play field hockey, and basketball, and also was the captain of her cheerleading squad. In her seventh grade, other students used to bully her, which became a stepping stone for her to become a bold person in the future. Later when she was 9, she moved to Delmar, New York with her parents where she completed her high school studies at Bethlehem Central High School. She was the captain of her cheerleading squad during high school.
After her graduation in 1988, Megyn applied to Syracuse University’s journalism school but was rejected. In 1992, Kelly secured an undergraduate degree in political science from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and earned a J. D. from Albany Law School in 1995.
After her graduation, she envisioned becoming a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office. In 1997, she instead found work as an associate with the corporate law firm Bickel & Brewer and relocated to Chicago. During that time, Kelly co-wrote an article named The Conflicting Roles of Lawyer as Director for Litigation, the American Bar Association’s journal.
Kelly met a medical student Dan Kendall in Chicago. They married in September 2001. She continued her path as a corporate litigator at Jones Day, where she worked for nearly a decade. However, in 2003, her husband was hired by Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the couple relocated to Washington, DC.
In 2003, she joined WJLA TV as a freelance assignment report. There she covered important national and local events like live coverage of the 2004 presidential election, the hearings for the US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jr. and Chief Justice John Roberts, and the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
In 2004, Kelly joined Fox News Channel as a Washington, D.C. correspondent. Furthermore, in 2006, she became the co-anchor of ‘America’s Newsroom’. Kelly contributed to legal segments for ‘Special Report,’ and hosted her legal segment, ‘Kelly’s Court,’ during ‘Weekend Live.’ Kelly occasionally filled in for Greta Van Susteren on ‘On the Record.’ Megyn also contributed as a substitute anchor on weekends.
In 2010, Megyn started her two-hour afternoon show, ‘America Live.’ After months of the show, viewership for ‘America Live’ increased by 20%. Kelly drew a lot of media attention for her coverage of the results of the 2012 US presidential election. On October 7, 2013, she started hosting ‘The Kelly File’ which became very popular and was one of the highest-rated cable news programs on television. The show lasted till January 6, 2017.
In February 2016, Kelly signed an agreement worth $10 million with HarperCollins to write an autobiography to be released that same year. She also started a prime-time special show on Fox, to interview celebrities from different fields. With her contract with Fox News about to meet its deadline, it was reported in January 2017 that she would leave Fox News and join NBC News for a “triple role”.
On 6 January 2017, Kelly left Fox News after the last episode of ‘The Kelly File.’ Similarly, on January 6, 2017, she took an interview with Russian leader Vladimir Putin where she moderated at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. For NBC’s ‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’ which aired on 4 June 2017 she did the one-on-one interview. On 11 January 2019, she announced she would be back on television that year without providing details.
Awards and Net Worth
The famous journalist has achieved some recognizable awards in her career. In 2009, Megyn received an award from Childhelp for her work as a Fox News anchor covering the subject of child abuse. Also, she was honored with an Alumni Achievement Award from the Albany Law School in 2010 for her 15th class reunion. Furthermore, she was included in the 201 Time list of the 100 most influential people. On September 26, 2015, she made it into the Hall of Fame at Bethlehem Central High School, her alma mater. Also in February 2016, Megyn was an honoree for Variety’s Power of Women for her addressing the issue of child abuse.
Megyn is undoubtedly a high-earning journalist. Megyn has a total net worth of $30 million. When she was part of Fox News, her salary was $8 million. After she went to NBC where she signed a three-year contract worth $69 million. During that time, her salary was estimated at $23 million per year. Other details about her assets are unknown.
Is Megyn Kelly dating?
Megyn has divorced two times. In September 2001, Kelly married Daniel Kendall, an anesthesiologist. They firstly met in Chicago and continued her legal career path but met in Washington, D.C. Later on, she tied a knot with Daniel which lasted for five years. However, Kelly didn’t bear a child with Daniel.
In 2008, Megyn remarried Douglas Brunt, the then-president and CEO of the cybersecurity firm Authentium. Later, Brunt became a full-time writer and novelist. They together have three children—son Yates was born on September 25, 2009; daughter Yardley was born on April 14, 2011; and younger son Thatcher was born in July 2013.
The famed journalist has been part of many rumors and controversies. In August 2015, Kelly was in the spotlight when she challenged President Donald Trump. This happened when she asked him to explain sexist comments he had made about women in the past. This made Trump angry and he infamously retaliated by calling Kelly “overrated”, “crazy”, “angry” and “a bimbo”. This was a huge deal as she even took this matter to CNN.
During her career at Fox News, she points out her finger at the “whiteness” of Jesus and Santa Claus and her rejection of the label “feminist”. She also irked some of Fox’s typically conservative viewership with her vocal support of same-sex marriage. This made her more renowned and one of the most popular journalists on television.
On October 23, 2018, Megyn commented on people who wear black make-up on Halloween. This made her sound racist and the topic was a hot deal. Despite Kelly’s apology, NBC had to cancel her show two days later. In January 2019, the two-sided had a departure from the network.
Megyn Kelly – Body Measurements
Kelly is an adult journalist with an aged body. She stands the height of 168cm tall and weighs about 130lbs. Kelly has a slim build physique with body measurements of 35-25-36. Her bra size is about 32C. She possesses beautiful piercing blue eyes with blonde hair. Her shoe size is 9.
Megyn Kelly – Social Media
Megyn is currently available on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. She posts her daily life photos and videos on her Instagram. Her Instagram followers count nearly 60K with just 20 posts. Similarly, Megyn has her own YouTube channel with 29K subscribers and over 2 million views. Generally, her videos on YouTube are her interviews with famous faces. Although, she has a decent amount of followers on Instagram and YouTube her Twitter has over 2.4 million followers.