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OccupationJournalist, Television presenter
EthnicityItalian
Place of birthChampaign, Illinois, United States
Birthyear1970
BirthmonthNovember
Birthday18

Megyn Kelly is an American journalist who worked for Fox News as a news anchor from 2004 to 2017. Moreover, she also worked for NBC News as a talk show host and correspondent from 2017 to 2018. 

Kelly is also a former corporate defense attorney. Currently, she is not associated with any networks, however, Kelly announced she would be back on television in 2019

How Much Does Megyn Kelly Earn From Her Profession? Salary, Net worth, Income

Megyn Kelly, one of the renowned journalist earns a colossal sum of money from her professional career. Kelly is involved in the same field for long and has worked for a number of popular channels including NBC News and FOX News

Kelly is one of the highest paid and richest journalists. While working for NBC, Kelly was paid around $15 million and $20 million annually. She earns an average salary of around $18 million per year. Likewise, her net worth is reportedly around $30 million as of 2019.

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Her spouse Douglas Brunt is a renowned novelist and earns an astonishing sum of money from his career. His net worth as of now is estimated to be around $3 million. Kelly and her spouse are living a lavish life with their kids relishing the hefty fortune they earned from their professions. 

Is Megyn Kelly Married After The Divorce With Her First Spouse? Relationships, Affairs, Wedding, Kids

Megyn Kelly is married twice. Kelly was first married to Daniel Kendall, an anesthesiologist. The duo tied the knot in 2001 however, the thing didn't work out in between them which resulted in their divorce in 2006


CAPTION: Megyn Kelly and Douglas Brunt wedding photo

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The first unsuccessful marriage did not stop Megyn falling for a new guy. She married her second spouse Douglas Brunt in 2008 who was then president and CEO of the cybersecurity firm Authentium. Currently, Brunt is a full-time writer and novelist. 

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From their relationship, the pair are blessed with three kids, a daughter Yardley Evans Brunt born in 2011 and two sons Thatcher Bray Brunt born in 2013 and Edward Yates Brunt born in 2009


CAPTION: Picture of Megyn Kelly and her family

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Kelly and her partner Brunt are together since their wedlock. They are living a blissful life with their children. So far there are no signs and rumors of their divorce and extramarital affairs. 

When Was Megyn Kelly Born? Early Life And Education

Megyn Kelly was born on 18th November 1970, in Syracuse, New York. She formerly was known as Megyn Kendall. Her birth name is Megyn Marie Kelly. Kelly is a famous political commentator and television host.

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Her mother Linda Kelly is a homemaker while her father Edward Kelly is a professor. She belongs to the part of Italian descent. Along with her family, Megyn later moved to Delmar, New York.


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Megyn attended Bethlehem Central High School. While she was studying there she used to play field hockey and basketball. She was also the captain of the cheerleading squad. When Kelly was just 15 years old her father who used to teach at University at Albany died.

Kelly then studied at Syracuse University and did her undergraduate degree in Political Science. She also studied at Albany Law School and earned J.D. and used to work as an associate editor of Albany Law Review.

Megyn Kelly Career

After her graduation, Megyn Kelly worked as an associate in the Chicago office of law firm Bickle & Brewer LLP. While Megyn was working there she co-wrote an article for American Bar Association’s journal Litigation called as the Conflicting Roles of Lawyer as Director.

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For about nine years Kelly worked for Jones Day as an attorney for credit bureau Experian. Later she moved to Washington D.C. as she was hired as a general assignment reporter by ABC affiliate WJLA-TV.

While Megyn worked there, she covered significant national and local events such as the 2004 presidential election. In 2004 she applied for a job at Fox Entertainment Group. She then started working there as a general assignment reporter in Washington D.C.

Kelly covered the live coverage of the confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. She also covered the death of Chief justice William H. Rehnquist and also Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retirement news.

Moreover, Kelly further contributed for Special Report with Brit Hume about its legal segments. She then started hosting her own legal segment name Kelly’s Court during Weekend Live.

In addition, Megyn was also seen appearing on a weekly segment on The O’Reilly Factor. She mostly served as a substitute anchor on weekends than the main anchor. Later Kelly hosted her own 2-hour show America Live on 1st February 2010, as she replaced the show The Live Desk.

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Kelly was also a guest panelist on the program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Her show America Live had over 12 million average views in 2010. She came to fame after her coverage of the 2012 United States presidential election. In July 2013 Megyn left hosting America Live and on 7th October 2013, she hosted The Kelly Fire on Wednesday on-air at 9 p.m.

Likewise, in 2016, Kelly joined NBC News. Her daytime talk show Megyn Kelly Today was premiered in September 2017. However, her show was canceled by NBC on 26th October 2018. On 11th January 2019, Kelly announced that she will return on Television. 

Megyn Kelly Facts

  • Age: 48 years (as of March 2019)
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches of 1.68 m
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Body Measurements: 35-25-36 inches
  • Bra size: 32C
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Spouse: Douglas Brunt (m. 2008), Daniel Kendall (m. 2001–2006)
  • Children: Yardley Evans Brunt, Thatcher Bray Brunt, Edward Yates Brunt
Updated On Tue Jul 04 2017 Published On Tue Jan 13 2015 By rajan

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