Megyn Kelly has responded to reports that she will leave Fox News for another network, asking her Twitter followers to not “believe a thing.”
Many reporters are writing articles about me and my future at Fox. Don't believe a thing u hear unless it comes from me, period.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) December 3, 2016
On Thursday, The Drudge Report ran an exclusive headline that read, “Megyn Kelly May Jump Networks.” The story read that CNN President Jeff Zucker is “actively perusing FOX star Megyn Kelly to anchor 8 or 9 pm network on his network.” According to the report, Kelly’s contract is up in July 2017, but CNN would have trouble paying her the “$20 million a year Fox has on the table.”
“The anchor 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],” read the story on Drudge. “Zucker at CNN would compensate her salary with heavy promotion and synergy across all TIME WARNER outlets.”
Kelly did not specifically deny the Drudge exclusive.
In a recent interview with Adweek, Kelly said, “You know, I’m seriously considering my future and I do feel very grateful that I have a spot at Fox News. I really have respect for the Murdochs. I haven’t known them very well but I’ve come to know them and so far I like everything I’ve seen. So the thought of working for them is very alluring. But I have to figure this one out and give it all the consideration it deserves because I’ve got these three little people with me who I really love and want to see as well. This is a big one for me and I don’t want to screw it up.”
The popular news anchor, who during the election had several altercations with president-elect Donald Trump, recently released a book titled “Settle for More,” which discloses those various incidents with Trump, including offers of gifts and threats of vengeance.
Trump and Kelly’s feud dates back to a GOP primary debate last year, during which Kelly listed a number of derogatory terms the business mogul had used for women, including “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Trump went on the attack soon after, slamming Kelly on Twitter and later telling CNN’s Don Lemon that the Fox News host had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” a comment that many interpreted as a reference to menstruation.