Megyn earned a degree in political science from Syracuse University in 1992 and later received a J.D. from Albany Law School in 1995. She then moved onto her career in the law field, becoming an associate in a Chicago law office. While still working in the Chicago office, she co-wrote an article for the American Bar Association’s journal, Litigation, called “The Conflicting Roles of Lawyer as Director.” She then spent the next nine years in the international law firm Jones Day before moving onto television.
Megyn Kelly got yuge attention in August 2015 for the Republican Party’s presidential debate. And I mean yuge! She called out The Donald himself for comments he made towards certain women that could have been deemed as sexist and body shaming. Trump was so upset with Kelly’s comments that he didn’t show up to the Iowa debate on January 28, 2016.
In May 2016, she hosted a one-hour prime-time special on Fox, where she interviewed celebrities from the spheres of “politics, entertainment, and other areas of human interest.” This special received 4.8 million viewers. 2016 was also Kelly’s last year on contract with Fox News, so contract negotiations were intense (she wanted to get a raise similar to Bill O’Reilly’s current yearly salary, which would be $20 million annually). But Kelly’s relationship with Fox News is a bit rocky. She alleged that Roger Ailes sexually harassed her while employed for the company. She makes this revelation in her memoir Settle For More.
In 2017, Kelly left Fox News for NBC.