Megyn Kelly will host a live weekday talk show on SiriusXM this fall, he appeared on Tuesday – in his first big gig since leaving NBC’s Today.
The Megyn Kelly Show will air for two hours at noon and feature Kelly’s take on the best stories of the day, as well as calls and listener interviews.
The program will air on September 7, and the deal she made means the radio show will be available to her podcast listeners after its premiere on SiriusXM.
Kelly is SiriusXM’s latest high-profile signing, the network having recently hired shock jock Howard Stern on a five-year, $ 500 million contract – which he praised by announcing he was taking it all. was in a gesture that infuriated fans. Kelly’s salary has yet to be revealed.
The station also recently hired talk show host Andy Cohen for an undisclosed fee.
Announcing her new role, Kelly said Tuesday: “My team and I were grateful to see our show, in less than a year, become one of America’s most successful podcasts – proving there is a thirst for it. openness, honesty and more meaningful conversations about current events.
“I can’t think of a better partner to help us extend this reach even further than a premier brand like SiriusXM, which has always been a leader in forecasting market trends and is perfectly positioned for it. evolution of the way Americans consume their news. ‘
The Megyn Kelly Show will air for two hours at noon and feature Kelly’s (pictured) take on the day’s best stories, along with listeners’ calls and interviews
The show will air on September 7 and the deal it has made means the radio show will be available to its podcast listeners after its premiere on SiriusXM.
She then told Insider, “After I left Fox and NBC, the only thing I understood was that I didn’t want to work for another old man.
‘What was appealing about the deal with Sirius was that no one was asking me to be under anyone’s thumb. It is a partnership as opposed to an employee relationship. It’s a podcast that also turns into a radio show.
Kelly was a star at Fox and helped moderate five presidential debates, then became the third hour presenter of Today.
But her time at NBC was short-lived; Kelly was left in 2018 after defending blackface Halloween costumes.
In an interview published Tuesday, Kelly compared her time at NBC to her first marriage, insisting she has no regrets and referring to it as “part of the journey that gets you where you are.”
“I had this meteoric career at Fox which was great in every way, but I was miserable at home. It was too stressful, too much time away from my family and kids, and then I overcorrected at NBC by getting too gentle, ”Kelly told Business Insider.
“To be completely honest, the job was not intellectually stimulating for me, and now I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I am excited and I am making a difference, ”she continued.
Speaking of who she wants on her new podcast, Kelly said she would rather have Donald Trump Jr. on the show rather than her former father president.
She said: “To do a great interview with Donald Trump, you have to really prepare yourself because he – like any politician, but mostly because he’s Trump – will try to turn you around. The only way it’s interesting is if you have your facts and you can take it out on him. It takes a lot of editing. It’s better on tape than live.
“You know who I would like to do more is Donald Trump Junior. I never spoke to him. I think he has political aspirations and is probably the most likely to pursue them among the trumps. So maybe Junior before Senior.
Kelly posted this photo to Instagram on Monday showing her meeting with tenor Daniel Rodriguez, known as the “Singing Police Officer”
Kelly left NBC in 2018 amid controversy when she said she didn’t understand what was wrong with blackface if a white person “played a character.”
After a huge backlash, she began her next program by reading prepared remarks in which she apologized for her comments the night before.
“I am Megyn Kelly. And I want to start with two words – I’m sorry, ”Kelly said, fighting back tears.
She then rehashed her comments before declaring, “I’ve never been the PC type.
“But I understand the value of being sensitive to our history, especially race and ethnicity. This past year has been so painful for many people of color. The country feels so divided. And I don’t want to add to this pain and offense.
“I believe this is the time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor. And I want to be a part of it. Thank you for listening to me and helping me listen too. ‘
Shock jock Howard Stern enrages fans as he announces he’s now taking it all summer after signing $ 500 million deal with SiriusXM
By Melissa Koenig For Dailymail.com
Shock jock Howard Stern managed to shock his loyal fanbase last month when he announced he was taking summer as part of his new contract with Sirius XM, which is expected to be worth $ 500 million out of five. years.
On Monday’s show, Stern, 67, appeared to imply he had negotiated a clause in December contract negotiations to give him a break from late June to early September, during which time the subscription radio service would air reruns. from ‘The Howard Stern Show.’
Soon after, fans took to social media to complain about the announcement, saying Stern would have to honor his commitment to the show, or they would cancel their Sirius XM subscriptions.
Shock jock Howard Stern enraged fans when he announced on Monday that he would take two months of summer vacation under his new contract with SiriusXM
One fan wrote on Reddit on Tuesday: “Howard Stern just announced that under his new contract there will be no new shows after this week until September.
“At first he tried to pretend they were still doing this during the summer, then pivoted and said summer was part of the new deal he had made,” the Redditor wrote, asking why Stern couldn’t just take two weeks vacation, rather than the whole summer.
“No, that would be too fair for his clients,” he continued.
“I pay $ 20 per month for Sirius XM and I don’t pay $ 40 for reruns. All Stern fans should do this.
“If I had known the deal would be like this, I would have encouraged Howard to retire.”
Someone took to Reddit after announcement to demand Howard Stern fans to cancel SiriusXM subscriptions in protest
Others also expressed frustration with the announcement.
InaShensh responded to the original poster’s comment that he wondered “how many subscribers would cancel for the summer”, to which Moremintjelly said there would be half of SiriusXM’s subscribers “in the trash”.
And user Thos19 wrote: “It’s boring. But it bothers me more that he refuses to fill the void with original content.
“Damn, why not replay a block of unreleased shows from July 1, 1990 – 2000 to August 31, 1990 – 2000?”