Megyn Kelly Biography

December 23, 2018
First published on:December 23, 2018
by William Olver

Facts of Megyn Kelly

Birth Name Megyn Marie Kelly
Birth Place Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Famous Name Megyn Kelly
Birth Date November 18, 1970
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Edward Kelly
Mother Linda
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $23 million
Siblings Pete Kelly; Suzanne Crossly
No. of Twitter Followers 2.41 million
No. of Instagram Followers 32.5k
Height 5 feet 6 inch (1.67m)
Weight 59 kg (130 lbs)
Show Megyn Kelly Today
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist, Political Commentator, and former Corporate Defense Attorney.
Currently Working For NBC News ( Outgoing)
Current City New York, United states
University attended Syracuse University(1982); Albany Law School (1985)
School attended Bethlehem Central High School
Graduated year 1982 and 1985
Currently Married Yes
Married to Douglas Brunt
Divorce Daniel Kendall
Children Son Edward Yates(2009) and Thatcher Bray(2013); Daughter Yardley Evans(2011)

Megyn Marie Kelly is a popular American journalist, political commentator, and former corporate defense attorney. Known for hosting the popular talk show "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC, she started working for the show since September 2017. Other than NBC, she has also worked for Fox News Channel, since 2004-2017. Recently on October 26, 2018, Kelly's talk show was canceled, because of her inappropriate remarks, she made about blackface Halloween costume.

 

The sexy Megyn Kelly, reportedly earned around $23 million, as her annual salary from the NBC News, and has a 3- year deal worth of $69 million. As of 2018, she reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $30 million. She is currently married to her longtime partner Douglas Brunt, since 2008. The couple has two sons named; Edward Yates(born 2009) and Thatcher Bray(born 2013), and a daughter named Yardley Evans (born 2011).

Let's know more about her personal life, affairs, sexual harassments, and her controversial professional career.

Megyn Kelly Early Life and Educational History

Megyn Marie Kelly was born on November 18, 1970, in Champaign, Illinois, United States, to father Edward Kelly and mother Linda Kelly. She was raised as a Roman Catholic. Her father passed away because of a heart attack when she was 15. Further, Kelly grew up with her older siblings; brother Pete Kelly and sister Suzanne Crossly.


CAPTION: Megyn Kelley Graduation day
SOURCE: Vanity Fair

Kelly attended Tecumseh Elementary School in New York. When she was 9, her family moved to the Albany, New York, a suburb of Delmar, where she attended Bethlehem Central High School.

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She obtained an undergraduate degree in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1992 and earned a Juris Degree(J.D), from Albany Law School in 1995.

She began her law career as an associate in a Chicago law office "Bickel & Brewer LLP".  Megyn then spent the next nine years in the international law firm Jones Day before moving onto television.

Megyn Kelly Net worth and Salary

Megyn Kelly is one of the most prominent female journalists, who carved a successful career from law to news report. One of the top journalists of America, Megyn has an estimated net worth of $30 million including her overall contracts.

During her career at Fox News, Kelly earned a reported annual salary of $8 million. When she decided to move on to NBC in 2017, she signed a three-year contract worth $69 million.

Kelly was reportedly being paid a huge salary of $23 million per year and was highest earning female journalists with Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters being the highest paid reporters of 2018.


CAPTION: Megyn Kelly and her SUV
SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk

As per reports, Kelly will receive only $30 million, as a reminder of her 3-year contract with NBC News. There was an estimation, that she would be paid full $69 million. Further, the attractive journalists made a huge sum of money from her shows, law career, and TV guest appearances. 

In November 2016, her autobiography "Settle for More" was Published by Harper Collins, for which she got $10 million in the contract.

Kelly owns a luxurious LandRover SUV, which typically costs around $65,000. She currently, lives in Rye, New York, United States, along with her family, and has a beautiful home there. 

Megyn Kelly Professional Career

Megyn began her career as an associate attorney in a law firm in Chicago. Later, in 2003, Kelly moved to Washington, D.C., where she was hired by the ABC affiliate WJLA-TV a reporter. She covered national and local events, including supreme courts hearings and the 2004 presidential election. 

In 2004, Kelly applied for a job at FOX News and began covering weekly segments as a substitute anchor. On February 1, 2010, Kelly began hosting her own two-hour afternoon show, America Live, which gained nationwide popularity. In December 2010, Kelly was confirmed to be hosting a New Year's Eve special show with Bill Hemmer.

Later in 2012, she received media attention for her coverage of the results of United States Presidential election.


CAPTION: Megyn Kelly interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin
SOURCE: rollingstone.com

In May 2016, she hosted a one-hour prime-time special on Fox, where she interviewed celebrities from the fields of “politics, entertainment, and other areas of human interest.” This special received 4.8 million viewers.

Her high-profile clash with the Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump in 2016 elections became a major controversy. Later on June 2, 2017, she interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Awards

  • In 2009, as a Fox News anchor, Kelly received an award from Childhelp for covering the subject of child abuse
  • In 2014, Time Magazine included Megyn on the list of "100 Most Influential People"
  • In September 2015, Bethlehem Central High School included her in the Hall of Fame

Megyn Kelly Personal Life, Controversies and Wiki

As of 2018, Megyn Kelly is 48 years old. Her star sign is Scorpio. Considered one of the most beautiful journalists, Kelly stands at 5 feet 6 inch (1.67m) in height and weighs about 56kg (123 lbs).

Further, she identifies herself as a lifelong Catholic. Regarding her love affairs, boyfriends and husbands, she hasn't revealed anything. However, Kelly has been married twice. She married Dr. Daniel Ronald Kendall on September 29, 2001. The marriage tragically ended in Divorce in 2006.   

In 2008, she married Douglas Brunt, who was then president and CEO of the cybersecurity firm Authentium. Later, he a full-time writer and novelist.


CAPTION: Megyn Kelly and Douglas Brunt wedding
SOURCE: NYTimes

On March 1, 2008, Kelly married Douglas in front of 130 friends and relatives at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. Megyn, the bride looked stunning, wearing a white Joanna Mastroianni gown.

The couple has been blessed with three beautiful children; son Yates (born 2009), daughter Yardley (born 2011), and son Thatcher (born 2013). Currently, the family resides happily in Rye, New York.


CAPTION: Sexy Megyn Kelly
SOURCE: Bestofcomicbooks

Apart from being a famous journalist, Kelly has pretty huge followers on social media too. She has more than 2.41 million followers on Twitter, 33k followers on Instagram and 1 million followers on her Facebook page.

Controversies

Despite her successful career as a journalist at FOX News and NBC, Kelly's personal life has been surrounded by major controversies and criticisms.

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1. Donald Trump- Megyn Kelly Feud

Megyn Kelly got huge attention in August 2015 for the Republican Party’s presidential debate, where Donald Trump made inappropriate comments towards certain women.

During 2016 Presidential Elections, she was seen in Political commercials about Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.

CAPTION: Donald Trump calls Megyn Kelly a Bimbo SOURCE: Democratic Underground

In October 2016, a controversial discussion on The Kelly File regarding Trump's sexual comments in a 2005 audio recording gained widespread social media reaction.

The Kelly-Trump exchange made headlines worldwide, Trump supporters reportedly send her death threats. 

2. Sexual harassment 

In 2017, she made an on-air attack against her former Fox news co-worker, Bill O'Reilly, regarding his $32 million deal to settle a sexual harassment allegation. 

Despite a successful career, Kelly herself became the victim of sexual harassment, while at FOX News. In her autobiography, she stated that Roger Ailes, the former chairman of Fox News sexually harassed her, and offered her a promotion if she would sleep with him.

The former Fox news host brought Addie Zinone on her show to discuss a scandalous sexual relationship with Matt Lauer, the former NBC news anchor, for the coverage of #Metoo movement. Later, Lauer was fired from NBC.

3. Blackface comments

On October 23, 2018, Kelly was heavily criticized for on-air remarks she made on Megyn Kelly Today surrounding the appropriateness of blackface as part of Halloween costumes. Later, on October 26, 2018, NBC canceled Megyn Kelly Today.

Megyn Kelly Unknown Facts

Some of the unknown facts of Megyn Kelly are:

  • Age: 48 years as of 2018 
  • Net Worth: $30 million (including her overall contracts)
  • Salary: $23 million
  • Breasts: 35 inches 
  • Bra Size: 32 C
  • Waist: 25 inches
  • Hips: 35 inches
  • Childhood Crush: John Travolta
  • Favorite Movie: Titanic
  • Favorite Role Model: Oprah Winfrey

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