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Fox News Moving Megyn Kelly to Primetime

The cable news channel did not specify the "America Live" host's new position

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Fox News channel announced on Tuesday that daytime "America Live" host Megyn Kelly will be joining its primetime slate in some capacity when she returns from maternity leave.

“Megyn is an exceptional talent who has successfully filled and surpassed each role we have given her at the network. Her ability to command the screen, delve into the facts and lead a debate is what makes her one of the most sought-after anchors in the business,” Fox News CEO and chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement.

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Kelly has anchored the network’s daytime news program, "America Live," since February 2010. She has also hosted, "The Kelly File," a weekly primetime segment on "The O’Reilly Factor." In her time there, she has significantly contributed to their election coverage and moderated two GOP presidential debates. She also served as the Washington D.C. correspondent.

“Roger Ailes hired me nine years ago when I was new to this business and he had little other than instinct to suggest it might work out," Kelly said. "I was grateful to him then, remain so today, and am excited for this next opportunity.”