Megyn Kelly, the latest cable star to emerge from the Fox News factory, is having a moment – and she’s been hitting the media circuit of late.
On Tuesday she submitted to an interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius show.
Some highlights from the appearance:
>> Stern: "When you get hired by Fox, (did) they do a litmus test to see if you are a conservative?"
Kelly: "Never. Swear to God. Never."
>> Kelly said that she almost didn’t get the Fox gig. “I think it’s a no,” Kelly said she was told by a subordinate to Roger Ailes. "Ten minutes later, he called back … ‘Roger definitely wants you.’"
>> Kelly: "You don’t get on the air at Fox without talking to Roger Ailes first."
>> Kelly on her relationship with Bill O’Reilly: "I never party with O’Reilly … When he’s off the air, in my judgment, he’s a little shy."
>> Stern: "Will you sue them if they try to get rid of you based on appearance?"
Kelly: "No. TV is a fickle business. And that’s not a sue-able thing. Nothing illegal about saying now you’re ugly, now you’re out."
Stern: "It’s different for guys … Glenn Beck looks like a train hit him."
>> Kelly wouldn’t disclose her salary. Stern guessed $250,000. “I’m not allowed to say.”
Then, this being Howard Stern, things got personal:
>> Stern: "Would you ever get implants?"
Kelly: "I … I don’t think so."
>> Stern: "You had sex when you were pregnant?"
Kelly: "Yes, no issues there."
Stern: "Even in the third trimester?"
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