Megyn Kelly returned to the Fox News airwaves for the first time in nearly three years.
Kelly’s interview with Tucker Carlson looked like an audition to get her old job back.
And Megyn Kelly got news about a Fox News comeback that will leave you speechless.
Fox News Channel heavily promoted Kelly’s interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
And the top-rated cable news channel was handsomely rewarded for their investment with blockbuster ratings.
Mediaite reported that “Tucker Carlson’s exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly ended up being a massive ratings draw for the network, grabbing a stunning 4.06 million total viewers,” the report continued. “Carlson — who featured Kelly across multiple segments in her first appearance on cable news since she left NBC — also netted 689,000 viewers in the advertiser coveted 25-54 demographic, beating out his closest competitor – Sean Hannity – in both categories for Wednesday night.”
Many media watchers took those numbers as a sign there is still a market for Kelly on Fox News and that a comeback was just around the corner.
But in a statement to the Los Angeles Times, a Fox News representative threw cold water on the idea of a Megyn Kelly comeback.
“Megyn Kelly’s forthcoming guest appearance was coordinated weeks ago and is a one-time occurrence,” the Fox News statement read. “Any future programming changes we are considering do not involve her.”
However, the Fox News statement only mentioned prime time.
Anti-Trump fake news host Shepard Smith recently announced he was leaving Fox News.
Smith hosted the 3 PM news hour broadcast which turned into a favorite of many fake and corrupt news media “reporters” because Smith would routinely offer up his liberal political views as news.
Fox announced that various guest hosts would rotate filling in for Shepard Smith until a permanent host could be named.
That opening led many to suspect that if Fox News could entice Kelly back to the network offering her a leading news role to anchor the daytime programming would be plum position.
Fox News reportedly paid Smith $15 million dollars per year.
So while Kelly may see daytime hosting as a “step down” from her previous primetime show, Fox News has the financial wherewithal to make Kelly hosting a daytime newscast a lucrative position that would immediately become one of Fox’s most high-profile programs.
Fox News could also give Kelly back her spot co-anchoring Election Night coverage that she held in 2012 and 2016 as well as moderating future Presidential primary debates.
That overall package of financial and professional rewards could be enough to lure Kelly back to Fox News.
For now, Kelly announced her comeback would take place mainly on her own news production company where she will produce video podcasts similar to those produced by former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly as well as documentaries.
This will allow Kelly to get back on to the political radar ahead of the 2020 election and possibly win her way back on to Fox News.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.