NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Megyn Kelly seen out and about in Manhattan on  May 3, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Megyn Kelly's Evolution From Childhood To TV News Fame
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Destined for News
When Megyn Kelly was in high school, she took a career aptitude test, which suggested she was well-suited for news. She applied to Syracuse, but she was not accepted into the communications program, so she majored in political science instead.
Student Senate
While majoring in political science at Syracuse, Kelly was a member of the student senate and was on a panel that investigated faculty sexual harassment cases. Serving on the student senate is reportedly what inspired her to go to law school.
Career in Law
Kelly practiced law as a corporate litigator at Jones Day for nine years and was an associate in the Chicago office of the law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP. She told Business Insider, “I started off as a lawyer for almost a decade before I decided I was completely burned out.”
Before Fox News
Before joining Fox News in 2004 as a network correspondent, Kelly worked as a general assignment reporter for WJLA-TV (ABC 7) based in Washington, D.C. During her time there, she covered national and local stories, including the 2004 presidential race and the D.C. sniper saga.
Second Marriage
In 2008, Kelly married her second husband Douglas Brunt — who, at the time, was a CEO — but, these days, he makes his living as a novelist. Brunt has been very supportive of Kelly's career and wanted to defend her from Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election cycle.