The provocative anchor of Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File embraces the media with her keen investigative skills and no-nonsense issues that hit the mark.
Megyn Kelly, one of Fox News Channel’s brightest stars, hosts The Kelly File, a prime-time in-depth news program with 2.5 million viewers. Blessed with supermodel beauty, razor-sharp intellect and insightful reporting in a “tell it like it is” voice, this former Chicago-based attorney and Washington, DC investigative journalist seems to have it all. Kelly joined the Fox Channel Network in 2004 as a Washington-based correspondent, where she covered breaking news and reported live from political events such as the 2008 presidential race and the 2013 government shutdown as well as the Boston Marathon bombing, the election of Pope Francis and the chilling shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Banking on Kelly’s skills as a former litigator, The Kelly File provides a platform for developing stories as events untold, a forum where Kelly incites passionate opinions in controversial interviews i a style that is often as inviting as it is challenging. Ranked as the number two program in cable news, the show has consistently exceeded its Sister program, The O’Reilly Factor, in ratings since its inception in October 2013, and succeeds Fox’s previous entry in the afternoon, America Live with Megyn Kelly.
In 2014, Kelly was honored as one of Time magazine’s World’s 100 Most Influential People. Her chaperone for the evening was husband Douglas Brunt, the former President and CEO of Authentium, and novelist whom she married in 2008. Together, they parent Edward Yates, Yardley and Thatcher, all under age five. Passionate about the important role working moms play in our society, Kelly recently took a tough stance when she put fellow Fox male commentators in their place after they made sexist comments about female breadwinners.
Raised in Albany, NY, by her mother, a nurse, and college professor father, Kelly seemed destined for success. Not just a scholar in high school, she also excelled in basketball and as cheerleading captain. When Cosmopolitan recently asked about her five-year plan, she said, “I don’t really believe in that — but if you keep your nose down and work hard, opportunities Will present themselves.”
ABOVE: Honoree Kelly and husband, novelist Douglas Brunt, attend Time‘s Gala for The World’s 100 Most Influential People at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
TOP RIGHT: Kelly speaks onstage at Cosmopolitan magazine’s Fun Fearless Life Conference powered by WME Live at The David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center.
RIGHT: The news correspondent attends the NLGJA’s 15th annual New York Benefit at Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Soho store in New York City.