Roger Ailes 'Personally Prepared' Host to Replace Megyn Kelly

But with Ailes out, it's unclear if Trish Regan will get that shot
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2017 5:00 PM CST
Roger Ailes 'Personally Prepared' Host to Replace Megyn Kelly
Fox Business' Trish Regan, right, and Sandra Smith prepare before a Republican presidential debate last January.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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 "personally prepared" Fox Business host Trish Regan to replace her. This was apparently done in preparation for contraction negotiations with Kelly, who was Fox News' only female prime-time host. Regan came to Fox News in 2015 after stints at Bloomberg and CNBC, Mediaite reports. While at Fox News, she's filled in for Kelly and hosted an undercard GOP presidential debate. But with Ailes out, it's unclear if his plan for Kelly's successor remains. (Read more Megyn Kelly stories.)

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