• Megyn Kelly is an American political commentator, journalist and former corporate defense attorney.
• She has an estimated net worth of $15 million, and earns at least $6 million a year from her contract with NBC.
• She studied political science at Syracuse University, and law at Albany Law School.
• She is currently hosting two TV shows on NBC; “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” and “Megyn Kelly Today”.
• She has received multiple awards, written an autobiography and identifies as an independent voter.

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Short Info

Net Worth$ 15 million
Date Of BirthNovember 18, 1970
SpouseDouglas Brunt, Daniel Kendall
FactGraduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Who is Megyn Kelly from NBC News?

Megyn Marie Kelly was born on 18 November 1970, in Champaign, Illinois USA, and is a political commentator, journalist, and former corporate defense attorney, now best known for her morning show entitled “Megyn Kelly Today”, which is aired on the NBC network, having previously been a news anchor for Fox News. She’s been known to host other high profile news shows, including “The Kelly File” and “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly”.

Wealth in Journalism

How rich is Megyn Kelly? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. Currently she is reported to earn at least $6 million a year as a part of her contract with NBC. She has also been featured in several publications, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Flourishing in a Career in News

Megyn attended Bethlehem Central High School after her family moved to Albany, New York State. After matriculating, she attended Syracuse University where she would complete a degree in political science in 1992. After graduating, she pursued a law degree from Albany Law School, and got her degree in 1995. Before finding work as a journalist, she worked as an associate of the law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP, and during her time there, she wrote an article called “The Conflicting Roles of Lawyer as Director”. She then worked for Jones Day, staying with the company for nine years.
In 2003, she moved to Washington DC, where she pursued a journalism career, initially working for WJLA-TV as a general assignment reporter, covering local and national events. She covered several high profile news events, including the 2004 presidential election, and the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. After her run with WJLA, she applied for a job with Fox News in 2004 and was hired. She initially contributed legal segments as a part of “Special Report with Brit Hue”, in which she had her own segment entitled “Kelly’s Court’. She also had a segment with “The O’Reilly Factor” leading her to eventually have her own show entitled “America Live”.

She continued working for Fox over the next few years, and it would significantly increase her net worth. She covered the 2012 United States presidential election, then the following year left as the host of “America Live” when going on maternity leave. She later returned to host a new program entitled “The Kelly File”. In 2015, she did a high profile interview of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar from “19 Kids and Counting”, after reports were released that their son allegedly molested five girls in 2002. During the same year, she was a part of the Republican Party presidential debate, in which she was criticized as being biased by then presidential candidate Donald Trump. In 2016, it was then announced that she would be hosting a one hour prime time special, in which she would do interviews with various celebrities. Later in the year, she confirmed allegations that she was subjected to harassment by Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and then decided to actively pursue a career in another news network since her contract was nearing expiration.

In 2017, she accepted a contract with NBC News, which would include her own daytime program and a Sunday night news show, so she aired her last episode of “The Kelly File” and then started working with NBC. A few months later she premiered both “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’ and “Megyn Kelly Today”, significantly lifting her net worth.

Who is Megny Kelly’s Husband?

In 2001, she married anesthetist Daniel Kendall but their marriage ended in divorce five years later. In 2008 she married then president and CEO of the cybersecurity firm Authentium, Douglas Brunt. Douglas would later become a novelist and full time writer, creating a couple of New York Times Bestsellers. They now have three children together.

Awards, Accolades, and Other Endeavors

For her work, Megyn has received an award from Childhelp thanks to her coverage of the subject of child abuse. She was listed as a part of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2014. The following year, she was inducted to her alma mater’s Hall of Fame, and she also appeared on the cover of an issue of Vanity Fair in 2016. During the same year, she was an honoree at an event of Variety, thanks to her addressing child abuse.

According to reports, she identifies as an independent and has voted for both Republicans and Democrats. She stated on her show that she is a lifelong Catholic. Kelly has also written an autobiography entitled “Settle for More”, produced in an agreement with publisher HarperCollins in a deal reported at $10 million – no doubt that her net worth is still rising.

General Info

Full NameMegyn Kelly
Net Worth$ 15 million
Date Of BirthNovember 18, 1970
Height1.68 m, 1.68 m
ProfessionJournalist, Presenter, Lawyer, Commentator
EducationAlbany Law School, Syracuse University


SpouseDouglas Brunt, Daniel Kendall
ChildrenYardley Evans Brunt, Thatcher Bray Brunt, Edward Yates Brunt
ParentsLinda Kelly, Edward Kelly
SiblingsPete Kelly


TV ShowsThe Kelly File, America Live with Megyn Kelly, America's Election Headquarters, Megyn Kelly Presents

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1[on feminism] It's standing shoulder to shoulder with my sisters on the truth of who we are, which is a force to be reckoned with. My own personal philosophy means showing rather than telling. And, as Steve Martin put it, being so good that they can't ignore us.
2[When asked her favorite TV show] Downton Abbey (2010). My *favorite* favorite is Pride and Prejudice (1995). The BBC version, with Colin Firth.


1Her grandmother, Nana, passed away at age 101 [October 28, 2016].
2Cites Oprah Winfrey as a major role model.
3Her grandmother, Nana, turned 99 on October 1, 2014.
4One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
5Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 42, son Thatcher Bray Brunt, on July 23, 2013, weighing in at 8 lbs 2 oz. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Douglas Brunt.
6Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 40, daughter Yardley Evans Brunt, on April 14, 2011. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Douglas Brunt.
7Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, son Edward Yates Brunt, on September 25, 2009. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Douglas Brunt.
8Her grandmother, Nana, turned 97 on October 1, 2012.
9Her sister is a single mother of three.
10She has Italian (from her maternal grandfather), Irish, German, and Austrian ancestry.
11Her first husband, Daniel Ronald Kendall, was a doctor. He is partners with Dr. Doug Wisor.
12Megyn was an aerobics instructor for ten years, starting at age 16.
13Played the clarinet from the fifth-ninth grade.
14Loves the movie Titanic (1997).
15Hometown is Albany, New York. Her mother, chief of nursing at the Albany V.A., still lives there.
16Joined the Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2004. First on-air appearance was September 9, 2004.
17Had a childhood crush on John Travolta. She has an admirer in John Mayer [January, 2009].
18Has two dogs (shin tze): Bailey and Boshsha.
19Has a stepfather. Her father died of a heart attack when she was 15.
20Older brother, Pete Kelly, lives in Atlanta. He is a Virgo.
21Husband Douglas Brunt is president of "Authentium", which develops anti-virus software for banks, Internet service providers, and portal operators.
22A member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
23Grew up near Syracuse, New York.
24Graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
25Received, in 1995, a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she served as editor of the Albany Law Review.



Embeds2017TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes


The Kelly File2013-2017TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself - At Women in Entertainment Event / Herself - On Book Tour: The Villages, FL
Extra2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2016-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, Settle for More
From: Manzanar To the Divided States of America2017Documentary shortHerself
Today2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Media Buzz2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File / Herself - Fox News Debate Moderator
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, Settle for More
Fox and Friends2012-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess, The Kelly File / Herself - Author, Settle for More
The Five2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File / Herself
The View2007-2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, Settle for More / Herself
Tucker Carlson Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, Settle for More
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, Settle for More
Dr. Phil2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest
America's Election HQ2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess
Special Report with Bret Baier2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Anchor
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File
One Nation Under Trump2016DocumentaryHerself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess, The Kelly File
Megyn Kelly Presents2016TV SpecialHerself - Hostess
Outnumbered2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2016TV Series documentaryHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File
Fox News Debate2016TV SpecialHerself
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHerself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File
The O'Reilly Factor2007-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself (segment "The Kelly File") / Herself (segment "Is It Legal?") / ...
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself
Varney & Company2014TV SeriesHerself
Fox News2013TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHerself
Imus in the Morning2013TV SeriesHerself
America Live2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Anchor / Herself - Hostess / Herself - Host / ...
Stossel2013TV SeriesHerself
America's Newsroom2007-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host
All-American New Year's Eve 20132012TV SpecialHerself - Co-Hostess
All American New Year 20122011TV SpecialHerself - Co-Hostess
Republican Presidential Debate2011TV SpecialHerself
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory2011DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
All American New Year 20112010TV MovieHerself - Co-Hostess
Hannity2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
All American New Year's Eve 20102009TV MovieHerself - Co-Hostess
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHerself
U Party 20092008TV MovieHerself
U Party with Fox News 20082007TV MovieHerself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2006TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess, The Kelly File
Entertainment Tonight2015-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess, The Kelly File
Inside Edition2014-2017TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File / Herself / Herself - Fox News
The Insider2014-2017TV SeriesHerself
Media Buzz2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File / Herself
Access Hollywood2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Drunken Peasants2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Really Graceful2016TV SeriesHerself
Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2016TV SeriesHerself
Entities: The Unveiling2016Video documentaryHerself
Fox Files2016TV SeriesHerself
Fox News Reporting2016TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself - Election Coverage
The Mad World of Donald Trump2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
Who Is Donald Trump?2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File / Herself - Fox News Debate Moderator
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself - Presidential Debate Moderator
The O'Reilly Factor2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File
Stossel2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File
Keep the Clubs Swingin'2014ShortHerself
We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook2014DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, The Kelly File
Facebook Debates, Retweets, and My Opinion: Does the Bible Have a Place in the Marketplace of Ideas?2013TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHerself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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