The most high-profile news personality throughout the 2016 election is eager to claw her way back into the national media spotlight before the race for the White House heats up.
The Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry has more:
Megyn Kelly and people close to her are putting out word that she’s ready to return to the news business, six months after she was fired from NBC for low ratings and a really stupid controversy.
A person close to Kelly told me Monday that they’re watching the town halls with each of the Democratic presidential candidates and seeing an opening.
“No other journalist has her skill set and knowledge to follow up in interviews, to go layers deep and reveal important moments to the viewer,” they said. “Most journalists now are delivering points of view with no substance.”
Kelly wants to do what she was doing before — to interview and debate big names in politics, favoring neither Republicans nor Democrats. She was good at it at Fox and her confrontation with then-candidate Donald Trump during a 2015 Republican primary debate was one of the most memorable moments of the campaign. It was probably the moment that turned Trump into the frontrunner for the party’s nomination.
Kelly’s problems worsened when she tried being something she’s not, by hosting a daytime talk show at NBC.