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Not Very Many People Actually Watched the Kelly-Jones Interview

NBC show lost out to '60 Minutes,' 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

(Newser) - Based on the level of hype leading up to the Megyn Kelly-Alex Jones interview Sunday night, one might assume everyone in America watched it. Not so: The interview actually got Kelly her lowest ratings yet since Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly premiered on NBC June 4, the Los Angeles Times... More »

Jones Short on Straight Answers in Kelly Interview

Critics say she was 'out of her league'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's deeply controversial interview with Alex Jones aired Sunday night—and although a sizable chunk of her Sunday Night segment on Jones and his Infowars media operation was devoted to explaining why NBC would give airtime to a man who has claimed the Sandy Hook mass shooting was... More »

One NBC Station Takes Stand on Megyn Kelly Interview

Connecticut's WVIT says decision will spare Sandy Hook parents more pain

(Newser) - The firestorm continues over Megyn Kelly's controversial interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Connecticut's NBC affiliate has decided not to air Kelly's show Sunday night, the Hartford Courant reports. In an internal memo obtained by the paper, WVIT general manager Susan Tully tells staff the decision to... More »

Alex Jones Leaks Audio 'Humiliating' Megyn Kelly

Jones claims he was taken out of context in interview promos

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly might now be wishing she listened to critics of her controversial choice to interview conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Claiming his comments were taken "out of context" in promos for the NBC interview airing Sunday, Jones has begun releasing what he says is secretly-recorded audio of his conversations... More »

Here's What Megyn Kelly Has to Say About Jones Interview

She finds his Sandy Hook comments 'revolting'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is under fire for her decision to sit down with Infowars host Alex Jones, who has peddled conspiracy theories, including the idea that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was faked by the government. But on Tuesday she defended the interview, which will air on NBC News Sunday.... More »

Report: Ads Yanked Over Megyn Kelly's Sunday Interview

JP Morgan Chase apparently doesn't want its ads next to Alex Jones promos

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to air Sunday on NBC, and there's been no shortage of outrage over her decision to give airtime to the man who says the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. The Wall Street Journal reports by way of... More »

Megyn Kelly's Next Interview Is a Doozy

She's taking flak for her sit-down with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's first interview for her new Sunday show on NBC News was none other than Vladimir Putin. But the guest coming up on her June 18 show may be generating even more attention: conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars . Given that Jones has suggested, among other things, that... More »

Putin Says He Barely Recalls Flynn From Russian Dinner

'I didn't even really talk to him'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's new show debuts Sunday on NBC, and she scored quite the coup for her very first interview: none other than Vladimir Putin. In an excerpt she previewed on Meet the Press, Kelly showed an exchange that might be good news for Michael Flynn on the investigative front... More »

Scott Pelley Out at CBS; Megyn Kelly May Be Factor

He's moving to '60 Minutes,' as CBS worries about Kelly's new Sunday show

(Newser) - Scott Pelley is out as the anchor of CBS Evening News, and Megyn Kelly's anticipated new Sunday night show on NBC might have something to do with it. Kelly's show debuts this weekend, and a wary CBS is looking to beef up 60 Minutes, which runs at the... More »

'Too Big to Fail' for NBC: Megyn Kelly and Matt Lauer

'Vanity Fair' examines network's personality-driven blueprint with 2 major stars in the mix

(Newser) - The news that Megyn Kelly would be leaving Fox and settling down at NBC surprised many (especially, apparently, Tamron Hall ), but in a piece for Vanity Fair , Sarah Ellison moves the story forward, exploring what she calls NBC's "star power as business model" gamble. The crystal ball... More »

Megyn Kelly Is In, Tamron Hall Decides She's Out

Network says it wanted her to stay

(Newser) - Today anchor Tamron Hall is quitting NBC and MSNBC amid the upheaval caused by the hiring of Megyn Kelly . Hall co-hosted Today's 9am hour with Al Roker, a slot that's now expected to be given to the former Fox News star. "Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we... More »

9 People, Things Trump Has Called 'Overrated'

Meryl Streep is the latest in a relatively long line

(Newser) - It was the Golden Globes speech that launched a thousand tweets, most notably from the fingertips of President-elect Donald Trump . On Monday morning, he called Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" in his criticism of her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech , in which she... More »

Fox Reveals Megyn Kelly's Replacement

Tucker Carlson will fill 9pm time slot

(Newser) - Sorry, Trish Regan . Fox News has announced Tucker Carlson will instead fill Megyn Kelly's 9pm time slot following her move to NBC , a selection that leaves the network without a female prime-time host. Carlson only just got his own weeknight show airing at 7pm but Tucker Carlson Tonight nabbed... More »

Roger Ailes 'Personally Prepared' Host to Replace Megyn Kelly

But with Ailes out, it's unclear if Trish Regan will get that shot

(Newser) - If Roger Ailes were still in charge at Fox News—instead of shuffled off amid multiple sexual harassment allegations—we would likely know the identity of Megyn Kelly's replacement. Kelly announced Tuesday she was leaving the network for NBC News , and now sources tells Business Insider that Ailes had... More »

Megyn Kelly Will 'Regret Her Move'

Precedent doesn't bode well for Fox News star's move from cable to broadcast

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly made a big announcement with her impending defection from Fox to NBC, where she'll host a daytime news show and anchor a Sunday evening news program, but not everyone thinks her career decision is wise—for her or the networks. Jack Shafer writes for Politico that Kelly... More »

Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC

She's accepted a multifaceted role: NYT

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly, one of Fox News' biggest stars, is leaving her network of 12 years to join NBC News, in what the New York Times calls a "seismic shift." Kelly herself confirmed the news, notes Fox News , posting on Facebook that "I am delighted to be joining... More »

Amazon Apparently Trying to Fend Off Megyn Kelly Trolls

After flood of one-star book reviews, some are coming down

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's new book has been getting the Amy Schumer treatment on Amazon since its release last week, with critics leaving one-star reviews along with comments such as "put some clothes on." Now Amazon has apparently stepped in. Publisher Harper Collins says it alerted Amazon to reviews... More »

Megyn Kelly: Trump Offered Gifts in Bid to Sway Press

'Clearly meant to shape coverage'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly says Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to give her gifts, including a free stay at one of his hotels, as part of what she called his pattern of trying to influence news coverage of his campaign, reports the AP , which got an advance copy of Kelly's new memoir.... More »

Megyn Kelly Disagrees With NYT Review of Her Book

Tweets that she doesn't think Fox leaked questions to Trump

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's memoir is out next week, and she doesn't appear happy with parts of a review that appears Friday in the New York Times . Kelly took to Twitter to clarify two things: She doesn't think she was poisoned the morning of the first GOP debate, and... More »

Major Payday Coming for Megyn Kelly?

Fox News star's new contract could reportedly top $20M

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly has duked it out with the likes of Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich . Now those high-profile duels could pay off big: Deep in contract negotiations, the Fox News star is asking for a salary "north of $20 million," the Wall Street Journal reports. And she could... More »

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