At the first Republican debate a few weeks ago, Megyn Kelly tried to save her struggling television show by going after Donald Trump in front of millions of people.
Unfortunately for her, this turned out to be a huge mistake.
The backlash against Kelly for her inexcusable behavior during the debate was swift. Over 50,000 people signed a petition demanding she be banned from ever hosting a debate again, and even her co-anchors at Fox started to turn on her.
After the backlash, however, Kelly found herself being praised by liberals, who viewed her as a “victim” in the Trump incident. Rumors began to circulate that Kelly was planning to leave Fox so that she could “go mainstream,” and her latest move appears to suggest that that’s exactly what she’s doing.
According to Conservative Tribune, executives at Fox are in panic mode as Kelly has announced plans to switch talent agencies. She is planning to sign with mainstream Creative Artists Agency, one of the largest talent agencies in the world. She was previously represented by the much smaller N.S. Bienstock.
Though switching talent agencies doesn’t necessarily mean a star is thinking of switching networks, it could mean that Kelly is unhappy with negotiations or that she is trying to majorly rework her contracts.
This comes as very bad news for Fox, as ratings for The Kelly File have soared since Kelly’s feud with Trump. Though this ratings surge is largely due to Trump, Kelly is still bringing in major business for the network. Should she leave, it would come as a major blow to Fox.
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