Following last week’s nudge from Rupert Murdoch — reported in his own Wall Street Journal — that he’d like Megyn Kelly re-signed ASAP, the star Fox News anchor seems in no hurry to re-up with the network. But in the end, Fox News may be the only channel able to meet Kelly’s demands, including a $20 million annual salary.
According to Vanity Fair, “discussions with rival executives” over Kelly’s next move are ongoing.
But so far, the purported auction for Kelly’s services has not come to fruition. One CNN insider explained, “of course we would love to have her,” before noting that poaching Kelly, given the likely cost of her contract, “is not something we are seriously considering.” Instead, this person elaborated, CNN is investing more in documentary-style programming after the election. “I don’t believe anyone is pursuing her other than Fox at this point,” said one ABC insider. A source close to CBS said that they are not making an offer, either.