Fox Star Megyn Kelly Has a TV Role Model

She likes how Oprah was simply too good to ignore
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Fox Star Megyn Kelly Has a TV Role Model
Megyn Kelly listens as Chris Wallace begins introductions during the first Republican debate on August 6.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The new Vanity Fair has Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on its cover, and the headline makes clear the tenor of the piece: "Blowhards Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now." Evgenia Peretz writes that Kelly is a "feminine icon of sorts," unafraid to go after "windbags" on both the left and right. Among other things, it reveals that her role model is Oprah Winfrey ("she was just so good we couldn't ignore her"), that her next career goal is to have an in-depth interview show along the lines of Charlie Rose's, and that she moderated the August Republican debate—the one in which she called out Donald Trump for sexism—with a bucket nearby because she was sick and feared she'd need to throw up.

Of that memorable question to Trump, when she reminded him of previous remarks about women: “I wrote it. I researched each line item myself. It was interesting to me after the debate when people started fact-checking my question. My own reaction was ‘Bring it on.’ You think I’d go out there and ask a question like that at the first GOP debate without making sure I was bulletproof on every single word?” Click for the full profile. Or click for a critique at Salon that considers the story "fawning" and even a little sexist. (More Megyn Kelly stories.)

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