Former FOX News primetime host Megyn Kelly will be making her first appearance on the network after more than 2 years away.
Kelly’s big return will be an interview with Tucker Carlson to discuss media bias, something both of them have quite a bit of experience in.
After leaving FOX, Megyn Kelly was hired on at NBC in 2017 to host a morning show. In 2018, she was let go after a comment made about blackface and receiving poor ratings regularly. Tucker had worked for CNN before FOX.
FOX News made it clear that her appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight is in no way an indication of the former star returning to the network.
The network’s statement read:
Megyn Kelly’s forthcoming guest appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was coordinated weeks ago and is a one-time occurrence.
FOX was most likely worried about speculation arising from the appearance following the recent retirement of Shepard Smith. Smith stepped down from his show and position with the network last week during an episode of his show.
A portion of the statement did mention upcoming “future programming changes we are considering”, but clarified that none of those will include Megyn Kelly.
Still, her appearance on Tucker’s show, which is one of the top-rated shows on cable, bodes well for the future of Kelly’s career. She is likely to discuss her time at NBC and the discrimination she faced as a conservative.
If all goes well, there may be a new Megyn Kelly show in the future on some network, even if it’s not FOX News.