According to The Drudge Report, Megyn Kelly is out at Fox News. Normally I wouldn’t use Drudge as a source, but he is almost always right when it comes to conservative media, and has a lot of friends and contacts in the industry.
CNN President Jeff Zucker is actively perusing FOX star Megyn Kelly to anchor 8 or 9 PM on his network, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. And Kelly might just say, YES!
“He is moving the Himalayan mountains to get her,” a top insider explains. “But they are tripped up on money. He simply can’t pay her the $20 million a year FOX has on the table.”
Kelly’s contract is up in July 2017.
Kelly leaving Fox News wouldn’t come as a huge surprise. It’s been obvious for a while she is not happy at Fox, and she is extremely disliked. It would also give her the chance to headline a show that would go directly against Bill O’Reilly, which is something she wants.
According to Drudge, “Kelly is “despised” by fellow on-air talent. And FOX insiders describe how it’s gotten only worse since the release of her book, which is expected to end the holidays under 500,000 total copies sold. [Megyn refused to promote her book on both O’Reilly and Hannity, foreshadowing a move.]”
We will update when the exclusive becomes more concrete.