Megyn Kelly Profile

Ben Dickerson has a profile of Megyn Kelly in Elle…

Bill Lord, a man with an easy laugh and a magnanimous manner, was the news director at WJLA-TV, ABC’s Washington, DC, affiliate, who gave Kelly her big break scarcely a decade ago. He doesn’t remember her holding to an ideological stance. “Even now, I’m not sure what it is,” he says. “There was nothing about her political views that would have even come up in a conversation here.” Reminded that FOX News Channel, too, purports to be “fair and balanced,” Lord chortles indulgently and says, “They have a number of people, and I would put Megyn among them, whose journalism transcends some of the ideological biases. I think they want to have newscasts in addition to the kind of all-day live talk—and I think Megyn is a great person to do that.”

Kelly herself speaks with winning openness about where she comes from and who she is. The earthy timbre of her voice—she’s almost incapable of sounding shrill, a great asset in her line of work—and her direct, unpretentious manner of speaking summon to mind, of all people, George Clooney: In both of them you can hear the great, small-d democratic cadence of heartland America talking.

18 Responses to “Megyn Kelly Profile”

  1. Nice puff piece. Her fans will enjoy the read.

  2. Not bad for a straight news person. Bet she drives the liberal boys wild!

  3. Fritz is right. This is really beneath the usual standards of hard hitting journalism that Elle is known for.

    Somebody over there really dropped the ball.

    Sarcasm? Me? On the internet?

  4. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever read Elle so maybe they do solid work.

    I guess.

  5. Megyn is not a journalist.
    She is an advocate.
    That’s fine, but she should just admit it.

  6. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Bet she drives the liberal boys wild!</em.

    She also drives redskin boys wild! Giggity, giggity, goo!

  7. Advocates can’t be journalists?

    Some of the most famous journalists in history were advocates.

    You mean reporter?

  8. And journalists can’t be advocates?

    Again, I think you’re confusing reporter with journalist?

  9. It’s called “advocacy journalism.”

    Okay, I’m done (in case anyone is reading this).

  10. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    You did a good job explaining it, Erich.

  11. Took me a helluva lot of time.

    Opinion journalists is probably the term we should use.

    Kelly is an opinion journalist.

    Now, if she denies that, well that’s another point.

  12. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Took me a helluva lot of time.

    Opinion journalists is probably the term we should use.

    Kelly is an opinion journalist.

    Now, if she denies that, well that’s another point.

    Well, she was a lawyer. Few in that profession have a conscience.

  13. None of mine seemed to have one.

  14. There is no such thing as a straight journalist, unless you’re talking sexual preference.

  15. Where in the hell is the ICEMAN? ICE, come in here.

  16. icemannyr Says:

    Megyn has already been summed up good by two of the previous comments.

    “Kelly is an opinion journalist.”
    “That’s fine, but she should just admit it.”

    “Tuesday on ‘The Kelly File’
    Welcome to the Big Apple… except if you’re conservative? New York’s Gov. Cuomo takes a nasty swipe at the group. What triggered his rant? Guest Glenn Beck is firing back and demanding answers.”

    Oh no! Guest Glenn Beck is firing back and demanding answers!
    Glenn, only the far right cares about what you have to say.😛

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