Born and raised in Illinois, Megyn Kelly is an American former corporate defense attorney and reporter & journalist at present. She is best known for the new anchoring at Fox News from 2004 to 2017. In addition, she was listed in the Time list of the 100 most influential people.
Megyn Kelly was born as Megyn Marie Kelly on November 18, 1970, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. Talking about her family, she has father Edward Kelly, a professor at the State University of New York at Albany, and mother Linda DeMaio, a homemaker. As for siblings, she has a sister Suzanne Crossly and brother Pete Kelly.
Megyn belongs to American nationality and white by ethnicity. Her father is a descendant of Irish ancestry while the mother is the descent of Italian and German. Her birth sign is Scorpio.
As for education, Megyn studied at Tecumseh Elementary School in suburban Syracuse, New York. In 1992, she received a degree in political science from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In addition, she also obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School in 1995.
The American journalist married Douglas Brunt in March 2008. Brunt was the president and CEO of the cybersecurity company Authentium in 2007. The couple started dating in 2007. Her then-boyfriend, Douglas proposed Kelly at New Jersey beach in September 2007.
The couple held a wedding ceremony after a year in Huntington, New York. Now, they are living a happy married life and parents of three kids; Edward Yates Brunt, Thatcher Bray Brunt, and Yardley Evans Brunt.
Megyn was previously married to an anesthesiologist, Daniel Kendall in 2001. They shared a happy married life for five years until they parted their ways in 2006.
According to the Cheat Sheet, the net worth of the American journalist is $30 million as of July 2019, similar to an american actress Devon Aoki. When she was at the peak of her career, Kelly was one of the highest-paid television presenters with a salary of $8 million at Fox News.
In addition, she signed a three years contract with NBC channel worth a hefty amount of $69 million. She also had an annual salary of approximately $23 million per annum. The main source of her earnings is from anchoring on the shows and various endeavors.
Megyn began her career as an associate in the Chicago office of law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP. Following then, she worked at Jones Day as a corporate litigator for nine years.
The American journalist migrated to Washington D.C. and worked as a general assignment reporter for WJLA- TV in 2003. During that time, she covered the important events including confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John G. Roberts.
In 2004, Kelly started working for Fox News and contributed to the show Special Report with Brit Hume. In addition, she also hosted a legal segment under her name, Kelly’s Court in Weekend Live.
Following then, she appeared in several shows and also worked as the host of two hours of the afternoon show America Live on February 1, 2010. After working for three years for the show, she left America Live as a host and appeared in the night program The Kelly File on October 2013.
After working for nearly twelve years at Fox News, she was hired at NBC News in early 2017 where she had three programs including anchoring the news and host daytime show and Sunday night news program.
Due to a controversy regarding Megyn commenting as Blackface on-air, Netflix show House of cards cast Michael Kelly, and showrunners Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson did not make appearance on her show Megyn Kelly Today.
During her professional career until now, she interviewed several important personnel including the president of U.S. Donald Trump and the president of Russia Vladimir Putin.
In addition to journalism, she is also an author releasing Settle for More on November 15, 2016.
Megyn Kelly is a former American corporate defense attorney and reporter & journalist at present.
Megyn Kelly is 48 years old as of July 2019.
Megyn Kelly is 5 feet 6 or 1.68 meters tall.
Megyn Kelly has a net worth of $30 million as of July 2019.