Megyn Kelly has spent the last year alienating Fox News fans with her frequent attacks on Donald Trump in an attempt to appeal to mainstream audiences. That’s why it came as a shock to many Fox News viewers today when the network offered Kelly MORE than the $20 million she asked for to renew her contract.
Huffington Post reported that Kelly’s contract expires in July, and a salary of over $20 million would bring her up to Bill O’Reilly’s level. Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch said last week that he hoped his network would come to an agreement with Kelly “very soon,” but that it was up to her.
This comes just a few months after Kelly said she might not stay at Fox.
“I really like my show, and I love my team,” she said in April. “But you know, there’s a lot of brain damage that comes from the job. There was probably less brain damage when I worked in the afternoon. I was less well known. I had far less conflict in my life.”
Kelly was reportedly hoping that she could start a bidding war between the networks for her, but that hasn’t ended up happening.
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