Fox News announced on Tuesday that afternoon host Megyn Kelly, who has anchored the network from 1 to 3 p.m. ET, will be moved to primetime when she returns from her upcoming maternity leave. “Megyn is an exceptional talent who has successfully filled and surpassed each role we have given her at the network,” said Fox News head Roger Ailes in a statement. “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.”
Kelly commented, “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. I was grateful to him then, remain so today, and am excited for this next opportunity.”
Fox News has not announced whom she will replace in primetime. Current primetime shows include ‘The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “FOX Report with Shepard Smith,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” and “Hannity.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).