Who is Megyn Kelly from NBC News?
Megyn Marie Kelly was born on 18 November 1970, in Champaign, Illinois USA, and is a political commentator, journalist, and former corporate defense attorney, now best known for her morning show entitled “Megyn Kelly Today”, which is aired on the NBC network, having previously been a news anchor for Fox News. She’s been known to host other high profile news shows, including “The Kelly File” and “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly”.
In studio during my recording sessions for the audiobook edition of SETTLE FOR MORE! I’m so honored to be able to share…
Wealth in Journalism
How rich is Megyn Kelly? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. Currently she is reported to earn at least $6 million a year as a part of her contract with NBC. She has also been featured in several publications, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Flourishing in a Career in News
Megyn attended Bethlehem Central High School after her family moved to Albany, New York State. After matriculating, she attended Syracuse University where she would complete a degree in political science in 1992. After graduating, she pursued a law degree from Albany Law School, and got her degree in 1995. Before finding work as a journalist, she worked as an associate of the law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP, and during her time there, she wrote an article called “The Conflicting Roles of Lawyer as Director”. She then worked for Jones Day, staying with the company for nine years.
In 2003, she moved to Washington DC, where she pursued a journalism career, initially working for WJLA-TV as a general assignment reporter, covering local and national events. She covered several high profile news events, including the 2004 presidential election, and the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. After her run with WJLA, she applied for a job with Fox News in 2004 and was hired. She initially contributed legal segments as a part of “Special Report with Brit Hue”, in which she had her own segment entitled “Kelly’s Court’. She also had a segment with “The O’Reilly Factor” leading her to eventually have her own show entitled “America Live”.
She continued working for Fox over the next few years, and it would significantly increase her net worth. She covered the 2012 United States presidential election, then the following year left as the host of “America Live” when going on maternity leave. She later returned to host a new program entitled “The Kelly File”. In 2015, she did a high profile interview of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar from “19 Kids and Counting”, after reports were released that their son allegedly molested five girls in 2002. During the same year, she was a part of the Republican Party presidential debate, in which she was criticized as being biased by then presidential candidate Donald Trump. In 2016, it was then announced that she would be hosting a one hour prime time special, in which she would do interviews with various celebrities. Later in the year, she confirmed allegations that she was subjected to harassment by Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and then decided to actively pursue a career in another news network since her contract was nearing expiration.
In 2017, she accepted a contract with NBC News, which would include her own daytime program and a Sunday night news show, so she aired her last episode of “The Kelly File” and then started working with NBC. A few months later she premiered both “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’ and “Megyn Kelly Today”, significantly lifting her net worth.
About to go to the WH Christmas party from the Fox DC bureau…
Who is Megny Kelly’s Husband?
In 2001, she married anesthetist Daniel Kendall but their marriage ended in divorce five years later. In 2008 she married then president and CEO of the cybersecurity firm Authentium, Douglas Brunt. Douglas would later become a novelist and full time writer, creating a couple of New York Times Bestsellers. They now have three children together.
Awards, Accolades, and Other Endeavors
For her work, Megyn has received an award from Childhelp thanks to her coverage of the subject of child abuse. She was listed as a part of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2014. The following year, she was inducted to her alma mater’s Hall of Fame, and she also appeared on the cover of an issue of Vanity Fair in 2016. During the same year, she was an honoree at an event of Variety, thanks to her addressing child abuse.
According to reports, she identifies as an independent and has voted for both Republicans and Democrats. She stated on her show that she is a lifelong Catholic. Kelly has also written an autobiography entitled “Settle for More”, produced in an agreement with publisher HarperCollins in a deal reported at $10 million – no doubt that her net worth is still rising.