Megyn Kelly left Fox News under a cloud of controversy.
Did she alienate everyone at the network? Did she jump to NBC because her broadcast became more anti-Trump?
It’s a mystery that many have been trying to solve. But her latest claim was a bridge too far for many Americans.
Megyn Kelly joined NBC with the promise of a daytime talk show, a Sunday night news magazine program and the ability to participate in the network’s breaking news coverage.
But what is her goal?
She became a hero to many on the left for taking on Donald Trump during the Republican primary.
However, she has a new goal for her career at NBC.
And many are questioning if she is delusional.
The New York Post’s Page Six reported that Kelly sees herself as the next Oprah.
The Post reported:
“Megyn Kelly grew tired of combative hard news reporting and now wants “to help people the way Oprah did” on her new NBC show, sources tell Page Six.
After signing a deal with NBC worth between $12 million and $15 million, Kelly’s plans for her new show have been shrouded in secrecy.
NBC brass are interviewing executive producers in the hopes that Kelly will debut in September at either 9 or 10 a.m. in front of a live studio audience.
A source told us, “There was a lot of tough news to report on her show at Fox News. A lot of combative interviewing, going after people. Doing that every night was difficult. Megyn feels she has more to offer. She wants to help people the way Oprah did, and do something more positive. She’ll be focusing on issues and bringing in real people as well as celebrities. Plus, she has a sense of humor and she wants to use that.”
Other news hosts have tried to go this route and failed miserably.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric also tried to parlay their success as news broadcasters into daytime talk show hosts.
Neither show lasted very long.
And there are warning signs for Kelly.
Tucker Carlson assumed her 9PM timeslot after she announced her departure from Fox News.
His ratings have dwarfed her numbers.
So, she may not have a loyal following that will travel with her to NBC.