Megyn Kelly is a television personality who hosted her own show, The Kelly File
, on FoxNews from 2013 to 2017. Before she switched careers, Megyn Kelly was a lawyer. A 1995 graduate of Albany Law School, she spent nearly a decade as a litigator in Chicago. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 2003 and landed a job as a reporter at a local station, and within two years she'd been hired by FoxNews. Kelly was fast-tracked to stardom by Fox News president Roger Ailes
, getting screen time on various programs until getting her own show, America Live
, in 2010. Her magazine-model looks and aggressive questioning made ratings pop, and in 2013 the show was revamped to become The Kelly File
, which grew into one of the most popular news and opinion shows on cable television. Kelly earned a reputation for blunt talk: she challenged former Vice President Dick Cheney
over the 2003 invasion of Iraq ("History has proven that you got it wrong," she told him), and got in a public tiff with Donald Trump
in 2015. Megyn Kelly left Fox News in 2017, a year after Roger Ailes was forced out after being accused of years of sexual harrassment. (Kelly said that she, too, had received unwanted sexual advances from Ailes.) She joined NBC, where her morning show Megyn Kelly Today
debuted in 2017. Never quite getting traction, it was cancelled a year later.