In a cover story in Variety, Fox News host Megyn Kelly insists her politics is simple: she won’t tolerate politicians who dodge questions from either side of the aisle. “I don’t understand these politicians who want to be president, and complain when they get a tough interview,” Kelly says. “If you behave like a stupid moron, you’re going to get called out by me.”
“I’m a Fox News anchor,” she says. “And I have no horse in the race. I can give anyone a hard time.”
Kelly will be expanding her role, with FNC boss Roger Ailes creating a new series of primetime specials for Kelly, to air on Fox News starting early next year. Similar to Barbara Walters‘ iconic ABC interviews, Kelly will focus on major names in the news from any field, including entertainment.
“Barbara Walters has retired,” Kelly observes. “Diane Sawyer left her anchor role. Oprah has moved to the OWN network and is doing a different thing now. So why not me?” Ailes, CEO of Fox News Channel, is confident that Kelly can handle both breaking news and these more in-depth gets. “Listen, Megyn is so good today that there is no interview I would not want her to do,” Ailes says.
Would Kelly be interested in a talk show, or role beyond Fox News? Perhaps, she says, but not just now. Right now I like the venue I’m in. I like the boss I have. I want to keep working for this boss and place.”