CNN Made Megyn Kelly a ‘Huge Offer,’ This is Why She Said No

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Independent journalist Megyn Kelly told radio host Buck Sexton that when she decided to leave Fox News, ex-CNN president Jeff Zucker had made her “a huge offer” to sign a contract with the rival network.

However, Kelly said despite the generous offer Kelly said she felt there would be no audience for her at CNN, a fact she suspects Chris Wallace has already begun to learn firsthand.

According to The Daily Wire:

The discussion turned to Chris Wallace, who jumped to CNN+ after 18 years of hosting “Fox News Sunday,” and both Sexton and Kelly appeared to agree that Wallace had been lucky to keep his position despite lackluster numbers. They also questioned whether he believed simply opposing former President Donald Trump would help him win over the viewers at CNN+, and argued that it wouldn’t. Kelly said that they likely saw Wallace as a useful “foil” when it came to Trump, but that would not translate to a massive audience.

“He was in last place every week, every year, every month. He was always in last, and they still paid him,” Kelly said before pivoting to reveal her own dealings with CNN as she made the decision to leave Fox News.

Noting that her main goal had been to free up more time to spend with her kids, Kelly said that she had considered going to CNN.

“I considered going to CNN. CNN made me a huge offer. Huge,” she said. “I said no, Buck, because I knew: who is my fanbase going to be over there? I knew who my fans were and I knew that my Fox viewers were not going to follow me to CNN and that the CNN viewers were going to hate my guts.”

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james henry james
3 months ago

More of the so called news hosts found out the hard way that people have become aware how phony they all are! Right down to the weather man that forgets to tell people. That the rain is caused by cloud seeding and not climate change! That it is weather engineering not mother nature. And they will just keep pushing the lie till the people go after them. Nothing the media is saying is true. they are just a pack of liars we were warned about way back in 1957. If you take the time to look history is full of people telling you about the media lying

3 months ago

Right you are. I remember as a grade schooler thinking that even Dave Garaway, and certainly Walter Cronkite were slanted left in their news delivery.

Russell Mims
3 months ago

I like Megan Kelly but
She is 100% correct, no one who watches FOX will watch anything on CNN.

3 months ago

Right decision.

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