Megyn Kelly is the anchor of The Kelly File, weeknights at 9p/12a ET.
Prior to moving to primetime, Kelly anchored America Live (1-3p ET), a daytime news program on Fox News Channel (FNC), which launched in February of 2010. She previously co-anchored "America's Newsroom" with Bill Hemmer and appears weekly on The O'Reilly Factor. Throughout her tenure with FNC, Kelly has covered breaking news and has reported live from numerous political events.
Most recently, Kelly co-anchored Fox News Channel's 2012 election night alongside Bret Baier, an evening which delivered more than 12 million viewers and finished second among all of the broadcast and cable networks. She also co-anchored FNC's primetime coverage of the presidential conventions, along with Bret Baier, live from Tampa and Charlotte. Prior to that, Kelly also co-anchored the network's 2012 coverage of the presidential primaries, and moderated two GOP presidential debates. During the 2008 election cycle, Kelly covered the conventions live from St. Paul and Denver in 2008, and also co-anchored FNC's 2010 mid-term election coverage.
During the 2007 Virginia Tech campus massacre, Kelly reported live from Blacksburg, Virginia. Additionally, she was in Huntington, Utah during rescue efforts for six trapped miners. Kelly notably covered the Duke University rape case involving three of the school's lacrosse players. Reporting from Durham, North Carolina, she broke new details that would ultimately help exonerate the defendants.
Kelly joined FNC in 2004. Prior to her anchor role, she served as a general assignment reporter based in Washington, where she provided wall-to-wall coverage of the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John Roberts. In 2009 and 2010, she co-hosted FNC’s coverage of the confirmation hearings of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Before joining FNC, Kelly served as a general assignment reporter for ABC News affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington. During her tenure at WJLA, Kelly covered national and local stories of interest, including the 2004 presidential race and the D.C. sniper cases. Previously, Kelly practiced law as a corporate litigator. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she graduated with honors and served as editor of the Albany Law Review.