Fox News host Megyn Kelly has spent the past year alienating conservatives by routinely attacking Donald Trump in an attempt to appeal to mainstream audiences. Now, it appears that her efforts have paid off in a big way.
Drudge reported that Kelly may leave Fox for CNN when her contract expires in July. CNN President Jeff Zucker is reportedly actively pursuing Kelly in the hopes that she will anchor the 8 or 9pm time slot on his liberal network.
“He is moving the Himalayan mountains to get her,” a top insider explains. “But they are tripped up on money. He simply can’t pay her the $20 million a year FOX has on the table.”
Fox News insiders say Kelly is “despised” by her fellow hosts at the network, and that things have gotten even worse for her since the release of her memoir in which she attacked Fox repeatedly. She even refused to promote her book by appearing on the shows of Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly because of the tension she has with them.
Zucker has offered to compensate Kelly’s salary by heavily promoting her across all Time Warner outlets. A top source at CNN said that his network will make Kelly an international star if she joins them.
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