Megyn Kelly

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Megyn Kelly
Born (1970-11-18) November 18, 1970 (age 41)
EducationSyracuse University
Albany Law School
Occupation News anchor
Attorney at Law
EmployerFox News Channel
ReligionRoman Catholic
Spouse Daniel Kendall (2006, divorce)
Douglas Brunt (2008 - present)
Children Edward, Yardley
Website
Biography on FoxNews.com
 
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Megyn Kelly
Born (1970-11-18) November 18, 1970 (age 41)
EducationSyracuse University
Albany Law School
Occupation News anchor
Attorney at Law
EmployerFox News Channel
ReligionRoman Catholic
Spouse Daniel Kendall (2006, divorce)
Douglas Brunt (2008 - present)
Children Edward, Yardley
Website
Biography on FoxNews.com

Megyn Marie Kelly (born November 18, 1970), formerly known as Megyn Kendall,[1] is a news anchor employed by the Fox News Channel. Kelly currently hosts America Live from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET live from the network’s New York City headquarters. She occasionally also co-hosts on America's Newsroom along with Bill Hemmer during the Fox Channel Network's Morning Line-Up at 10 a.m. ET. Since 2007, the two have hosted Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve special every year.

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Personal life and education

Kelly was nine years old when her parents moved to Delmar, New York from Syracuse, New York. At Bethlehem Central High School, she played on the basketball and field hockey teams, as well as captaining the cheerleading squad. Kelly's father, who was on the staff of the University at Albany, died when she was 15.[2] After high school, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and later pursued a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she served as an associate editor of the Albany Law Review.[3][4][5] Kelly's first marriage to Daniel Kendall, an anesthesiologist, ended in divorce in 2006.[6][7] In 2008 she married Douglas Brunt, the President and CEO of Authentium, at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.[8] They have two children: Edward Yates Brunt (born September 25, 2009) and Yardley Evans Brunt (born April 15, 2011).[9][10]

Career in law

Following her graduation from Albany Law School in 1995,[11] Kelly practiced law for nine years at Jones Day. She first worked as an associate in the Chicago office of Bickel & Brewer LLP, during which time she co-wrote an article for the American Bar Association's journal Litigation entitled "The Conflicting Roles of Lawyer as Director."[12]

Career in journalism

Kelly moved to Washington, D.C. where she was hired by the ABC News affiliate WJLA-TV as a General Assignment Reporter.[13] While at WJLA-TV she covered significant national and local events including major national events such as the 2004 Presidential election and the D.C. Sniper cases.[14] She then applied for a job at Fox Entertainment Group in 2004.[14] Prior to her anchor role on the Fox News network she served as a general assignment reporter located in Washington D.C where she provided live coverage of the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John G. Roberts. She also reported on the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.[14]

Kelly contributed legal segments for Special Report with Brit Hume and hosted her own legal segment, "Kelly's Court," during Weekend Live. She frequently appears on The O'Reilly Factor and occasionally fills in for Greta Van Susteren on On the Record. Most of her reporting focused on legal and political matters. At this time she occasionally contributed as an anchor but she was often stationed as a substitute anchor, mostly on the weekends.[15] On February 1, 2010, Kelly hosted her own show, America Live, replacing Fox News' previous show The Live Desk co-hosted by Martha MacCallum and Trace Gallagher. In turn, MacCallum took Kelly's position on America’s Newsroom. She has been a regular guest-panelist on Fox News' late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Kelly's "America Live" program has been up 20% in total viewers (averaging 1,293,000) and up 4% in the 25–54 demographic (averaging 268,000).[16]

References

  1. ^ By Patrick on January 2, 2007 8:41 AM (2007-01-02). "New Year, New Name – FishbowlDC". Mediabistro.com. http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/television/new_year_new_name_50309.asp. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  2. ^ For Megyn Kelly, a quick rise at Fox TimesUnion
  3. ^ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/04/27/the-barbara-walters-of-fox-news.html
  4. ^ "Megyn Kelly – Personality Bio". FoxNews.com. 2011-01-13. http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/personalities/megyn-kelly/bio/#s=h-l. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  5. ^ "page from Albany Law School website". Albany Law School. http://www.albanylaw.edu/sub.php?navigation_id=1094. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  6. ^ Bercovici, Jeff (2008-03-17). "Vows And The Mystery Of The Missing Marriage – Mixed Media". Portfolio.com. http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/mixed-media/2008/03/17/vows-and-the-mystery-of-the-missing-marriage. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  7. ^ "Megyn Kelly". Soylent Communications. http://www.nndb.com/people/128/000205510/. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  8. ^ Saslow, Linda (2008-03-16). "Megyn Kelly and Douglas Brunt – New York Times". Nytimes.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/fashion/weddings/16vows.html. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  9. ^ delivers-baby-boy/?feat=home "Fox News' Megyn Kelly Delivers Baby Boy". Washington Times. 2009-09-25. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/25/fox-news-megyn-kelly delivers-baby-boy/?feat=home. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  10. ^ welcomes-baby-girl "Megyn Kelly Welcomes Baby Girl". FoxNews.com. 2011-04-15. http://nation.foxnews.com/megyn-kelly/2011/04/15/megyn-kelly welcomes-baby-girl. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  11. ^ http://www.albanylaw.edu/sub.php?navigation_id=297&event_id=565
  12. ^ "23 Litigation 1996–1997 Conflicting Roles of Lawyer as Director, The Conflicts". Heinonline.org. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/laba23&div=16&id=&page=. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  13. ^ "Times Union – Albany NY". Alb.merlinone.net. 2008-04-16. http://alb.merlinone.net/mweb/wmsql.wm.request?oneimage&imageid=6546634. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  14. ^ a b c "FOXNews.com". FOXNews.com. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,133828,00.html. Retrieved 2011-08-13. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Howard Kurtz – Megyn Kelly, Fox News's Fast-Rising Anchor". Washingtonpost.com. 2008-04-14. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/13/AR2008041302158.html. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  16. ^ sees-biggest-year-to-year-ratings-increase-at-fox-news-2010-11 "Megyn Kelly Sees Biggest Year to Year Ratings Increased at Fox News". Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/megyn-kelly sees-biggest-year-to-year-ratings-increase-at-fox-news-2010-11. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 

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