Megyn Kelly made her name as a debate moderator and anchor on Fox News.
But now that her new show on NBC is set to debut, she is giving revealing interviews.
And she just admitted something that will make you question her whole career.
When Kelly was at Fox News, she built her reputation on big political moments.
She famously told Karl Rove on Election Night 2012 that he was wrong about Mitt Romney having a chance in Ohio.
And her true moment came when she attacked Donald Trump with smear questions at the first Republican debate.
That set off the feud with Trump and became the first domino to fall in her leaving Fox News.
While her career was made covering politics, Kelly admitted something strange.
She told Politico she hates politics:
“Megyn Kelly has a confession: She doesn’t love politics.
“I was not born to be a political news anchor,” she said in a POLITICO interview.
The newly minted NBC anchor was known for her fast-paced, hard-hitting nightly show on Fox News and moderating prowess on the debate stage, tangling with then-candidate Donald Trump. But now that she’s set to launch a Sunday news magazine show and a daily morning show on NBC, Kelly said she’s happy to be leaving the political frying pan.
“No, I’m not going to miss the crazy news cycle. The audience enjoyed the show and I’m grateful for it,” Kelly said. “But it wasn’t who I was and it isn’t who I am. … While I will cover politics … I don’t want to do only that. It’s not enough for me personally.”
Kelly, whose show “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” debuts this weekend on NBC with a separate weekday morning show also on NBC slated for this fall, left behind the network that built her career as a television star when she turned down a reported $100 million contract from Fox earlier this year.”
This could just be a spin.
Kelly is transitioning into a role where she will host a Sunday night news magazine program and daytime talk show.
To succeed in those time slots it’s better not to be known just for politics.
As a former Fox News anchor, she could alienate some liberal NBC viewers just by virtue of her previous association.
Or is she telling the truth now?
And was her career at Fox as a political anchor and debate moderator just an example of “fake it until you make it?”