Our sister publication Adweek is out with its annual Hot List of the, well, hottest names in media. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who covers this month’s issue, wins the news anchor of the year category. In an interview for the issue, Kelly talks about Roger Ailes and the investigation into sexual harassment claims against him, her guest spot co-hosting Live with Kelly, and whether she’ll be renewing her contract with Fox News.
On that last point, it seems Kelly, whose contract is up at the end of next year, is still undecided about what she plans to do:
You know, I’m seriously considering my future and I do feel very grateful that I have a spot at Fox News. I really have respect for the Murdochs. I haven’t known them very well but I’ve come to know them and so far I like everything I’ve seen. So the thought of working for them is very alluring. But I have to figure this one out and give it all the consideration it deserves because I’ve got these three little people with me who I really love and want to see as well. This is a big one for me and I don’t want to screw it up.
And on how she feels having her news show wedged between two opinion shows on FNC, this is what she had to say:
As far as the ratings go it’s been a great time slot. I have the best lead in in the business (O’Reilly Factor) and I have a successful show on after me (Hannity). For me as a journalist it’s okay. I think people understand the difference.
Read the entire interview here.