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Report: Megyn Kelly Caught In Epic Network 'Bidding War'

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Dec. 9 2016, Published 11:14 a.m. ET

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Megyn Kelly's big year of being in-demand is far from over! With a soaring new salary deal on the table from Fox News, the popular TV personality has also been entertaining contract offers from other networks, has learned.

According to a new piece in Vanity Fair, both the president of CNN, Jeff Zucker, and Ben Sherwood, the president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, have approached Kelly with offers, "but neither quite matched the $20 million–plus package that the Murdochs had on the table."

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As readers know, the 45-year-old reportedly negotiated a new contract with Fox News, seeking a multi-million dollar raise in exchange for staying with the network despite the Roger Ailes scandal.

Meanwhile, over the last month, sources tell VF that ABC has ramped up a strategy to "woo" the anchor, even allegedly sitting her down with a recruitment presentation that started with Willy Wonka and ended with Kelly herself.

When VF asked about the possibility of an offer, a Disney-ABC Television spokesman answered, "As much as we appreciate and admire Megyn Kelly’s talents, this is simply not true. There has never been an offer of any job, and therefore there is nothing that could be sweetened. End of story."

Another industry executive told VF that Kelly is also in talks with NBC at the moment. The network declined to comment on the matter.

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As for Kelly, spokesperson Leslee Dart seemed to confirm the possibility of new contracts, but remained cagey on the subject. "People can parse language any way they want. The fact of the matter is that fortunately Megyn Kelly has been presented with more opportunities than ever before. She is incredibly grateful and is taking the time she needs to make this important decision for her family and her career."

Do you think Megyn will part ways with Fox News or hold on to the multi-million dollar contract? Sound off in the comments below.

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