It’s been a big year for Fox News host Megyn Kelly, and the popular TV personality wants a salary to reflect her hard earned work.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the 45-year-old is currently negotiating new contract with Fox News, seeking a multi-million dollar raise.
“For the final year of her current deal, Ms. Kelly is set to receive about $15 million, people familiar with the matter said,” the report stated. “The people said she is seeking an average annual salary north of $20 million for her next contract — which would put her on par with Fox host Bill O’Reilly.”
Rupert Murdoch told the WSJ that the new deal should be completed “very soon,” but added that “it’s up to her.”
“Fox News has a deep bench of talent, many of whom would give their right arm for Kelly’s spot,” he told the newspaper.
Meanwhile, Kelly will get a chance to try morning television on for size following the election, when she begins co-hosting Live with Kelly alongside Kelly Ripa.
“She’s not yet shown a warm and fuzzy side,” said GMA’s former executive producer Shelley Ross.
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But success continues for the host in other areas, as her show, The Kelly File, remains one of the most-watched programs in cable news.
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