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Megyn Kelly Renews Fox News Contract

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Megyn Kelly has renewed her contract with Fox News.

The terms of the deal aren’t known by Brian Stelter of The New York Times reports that the network has signed contracts with Kelly and Greta Van Susteren.

Kelly, who currently anchors Fox News between the hours of 1 and 3pm, had a big year. She was the moderator for a GOP primary debate and she co-hosted much of the network’s presidential coverage.

Megyn Kelly is considered by many to be a rising star at Fox News but her return to the network was in jeopardy this Summer after she met with several other networks. After the presidential campaign, Roger Ailes acknowledged that several networks would be interested in signing Kelly.

Ailes said: “We’d love her to stay here and be even a bigger star … I’d be stunned if she wanted to go to any other cable channel. That’s a real dive off a high cliff. If somebody wanted her to host the Today show or something, she’d have to look at that, I suppose.”

According to the NY Times report, Fox News has managed to retain their star anchor. Details about the contract aren’t available but Fox may have persuaded Kelly to stay by offering her her own primetime show.

Van Susteren currently occupies the 10 pm time slot, and has for the last 10 years, but her husband John Coale said that Van Susteren “would happily move to an earlier hour, perhaps sometime later this year.”

Coale, who emphasized that he was only speaking for himself, said: “I’d like to spend some quality time with my wife, at least before 11 p.m.”

Van Susteren’s On the Record has been struggling with its audience recently and only managed 1.43 million viewers during the first quarter. On The Record may be struggling at the moment but Van Susteren can still boast that she’s held the “No.1 spot for 11 plus years.”

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10 Responses to “Megyn Kelly Renews Fox News Contract”

  1. Derek Dreizen

    They renewed her contract because she's hottie with a great butt and a sweet count! For that reason and that reason ONLY! Heh heh heh heh heh!

  2. Anonymous

    You gotta be kidding–Van Sestran renewed? There goes Fox News for me.

  3. Bella Dupree

    I never miss Megan Kelly Kelly's program. HOWEVER! I THINK SHE HAS GOTTEN TO BIG FOR HER BRITCHES AS SHE CONSTANTLY INTERUPT HER GUESTS/CONSTANTLY/TALKS OVER THEM/LIKE A DICTATOR/HER WAY OR THE HIGHWAY. I liked here when she stood her ground but with a more respectful persona to her guests.

  4. Gordon Adams

    Not at all a 'fan' of Megyn Kelly! She comes off as a 'sponge'…… soaks up what she is told and squeezes it out to the masses…….. no 'individuality' thinking! In fact….. the whole of Fox News is this way and is losing me big time.

  5. Anonymous

    Yeah Gordon Adams…you don`t like Fox News…so just switch over to MSNBC..home of Chris Matthews.."Sandy was good for Obama".. DUH!

  6. Kerry Lassiter

    She's certainly not a "journalist." Realistically, you can't consider anyone toiling for Fox News to be a "journalist." As far as I'm concerned, I could care less what Megyn Kelly does or doesn't do — only that, had she been hired by one of the three major networks, I would not watch that network's news shows ever again.

    As it is, I have a hard time watching CBS News since they've hired Major Garrett. I think Scott Pelley is one of the finest journalists around, as is Bob Simon of 60 Minutes. But hiring Major Garrett, after he worked at Fox News, is an insult to all of those at CBS, NBC and ABC who take their reporting and journalistic standards seriously, as well as to viewers who seek non-ideological intrusions into the reporting of news.

    As long as people like Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes and their print ilk at rags like the NY Post infect American journalism, we all suffer.

  7. Gerald Hardenbrook

    Megyn Kelly is arrogant at times, thinks she know it all and should not be rewarded to a prime time slot. If Ailes replaces Sean Hannity with Kelly, they lose my interest.