Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly Tries to Remake Herself

The Washington Post reviews Megyn Kelly’s new show on NBC that aired this morning:

The hour crawled by. A middle segment featured the “Today” regulars welcoming Kelly to 30 Rockefeller Center, a predawn festivity of studied smarm, with the added delight of seeing Kathie Lee Gifford sit in her makeup chair and play nice-nice with Kelly the way an old house cat would welcome a naive and extra-squeaky mouse to the kitchen.

John Oliver had a preview of her show last night:

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Bombs In Ratings

This week’s episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” which featured a controversial interview with InfoWars founder Alex Jones, came in last place among the four major broadcast networks, Variety reports.

“With 3.5 million total viewers, Kelly’s program not only came in behind Fox’s U.S. Golf Open Championship coverage (6.1 million) but also reruns of CBS’ 60 Minutes (5.3 million) and ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.7 million).”

J.P. Morgan Pulls Ads Over Megyn Kelly’s Interview

J.P. Morgan Chase has pulled its advertisements from NBC News in light of Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with Infowars host Alex Jones, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Hollywood Reporter: “Critics argue that NBC’s platform legitimizes the views of a man who, among other conspiracy theories, has suggested that the killing of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 was a hoax. The network released a brief portion of the interview, which is scheduled to air on Sunday.”

Megyn Kelly Moves to NBC News

“Megyn Kelly, who arrived at Fox News 12 years ago as a television news neophyte but rose to become one of its two biggest stars, has decided to leave the network to take on a broad new role at NBC News for an undisclosed amount,” the New York Times reports.

“The move will herald a seismic shift in the cable news landscape, where Ms. Kelly had become the second-most watched host — after Bill O’Reilly of Fox News — and often helped define the national political debate, especially over the last year as Donald J. Trump regularly attacked her, at times in viciously personal terms.”

Megyn Kelly Accused Roger Ailes of Sexual Assault

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly alleges in her new memoir that Roger Ailes tried to sexually assault her in his office and hinted that she would be fired when she “pushed him away.”

Radar Online: “Kelly claims he started to harass her in the summer of 2005, a few months after she was hired as a legal correspondent in Fox’s Washington bureau. She writes that she was informed by her managing editor that she’d ‘captured the attention of Mr. Ailes’ and she was summoned to the first of a series of meetings in his Manhattan office. ‘Roger began pushing the limits,’ she alleges. ‘There was a pattern to his behavior. I would be called into Roger’s office, he would shut the door, and over the next hour or two, he would engage in a kind of cat-and-mouse game with me.'”

Trump Causes Public Feud at Fox News

New York Times: “In an extraordinary public display of rancor between top-tier news personalities, the Fox anchor Sean Hannity accused his colleague Megyn Kelly of bias toward Hillary Clinton, writing in a late-night tweet, ‘Clearly you support her.'”

“Mr. Hannity’s remark came shortly after Ms. Kelly, during her broadcast that evening, pointed out that Mr. Trump had restricted his media appearances in recent weeks to friendly questioners, including Mr. Hannity, who is an overt supporter of the Republican nominee.”

Said Kelley: “With all due respect to my friend at 10 o’clock, he will go on Hannity and pretty much only Hannity and will not venture out to the unsafe spaces these days.”

Megyn Kelly Will Produce New Political Series

Fox News star Megyn Kelly will produce a new scripted series with “Fifty Shades of Grey” producer Michael De Luca following a presidential campaign trail and the embedded journalists who cover it, Variety reports.

“Verizon-owned streaming platform Go90 has ordered six half-hour episodes of the political comedy ‘Embeds.’ The series will follow five young reporters who are in way over their heads as they find themselves shaping the future of the country while experiencing raucous adventures in an unexpected world of sex, drugs, and swing states. Big-name politicians are expected to cameo throughout the series.”

Kelly Says Ailes Sexually Harassed Her Too

Megyn Kelly has told investigators that Fox News chief Roger Ailes “made unwanted sexual advances toward her about ten years ago when she was a young correspondent at Fox,” Gabriel Sherman reports.

“Kelly, according to the sources, has described her harassment by Ailes in detail.”

And there’s this: “Ailes has also received advice on strategy from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani, sources say.”

Trump Agrees to be Interviewed by Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump has agreed to appear on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s prime time broadcast special on May 17, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“It will be Kelly’s first sit down with the front runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination since the real estate billionaire clashed with her at the first GOP primary debate. It has been nearly a year since she interviewed Trump, who has been a frequent guest on other Fox News Channel programs.”

Trump Meets with Megyn Kelly

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said that her meeting with Donald Trump allowed the two to “clear the air,” The Hill reports.

Said Kelly: “The meeting was at my request and Mr. Trump was gracious enough to agree to it. We met for about an hour, just the two of us, and had a chance to clear the air.”

She added: “Mr. Trump and I discussed the possibility of an interview, and I hope we will have news to announce on that soon.”

Trump Resumes His Fight with Fox News

Donald Trump continued to stoke his eight-month-long feud with Megyn Kelly, calling the Fox News anchor “crazy” and “average in so many ways,” NBC News reports.

Throughout the campaign, Trump has tweeted and retweeted multiple attacks on Kelly, including one that called her a “bimbo,” though Trump pushed back on that as “different” because it was a retweet and not his own content.

Megyn Kelly Gets a Book Deal

“Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host who made national headlines for tangles with Donald Trump during a Republican presidential debate in August, has signed a book deal with HarperCollins,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“HarperCollins did not disclose details about the book’s subject matter. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed either. A rep for CAA, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Kelly, says reports of a $10 million advance were inaccurate.”