Kelly will take on her new role when she returns from maternity leave
Fox News reps have issued a statement announcing the public that Megyn Kelly will be moving to a primetime slot soon.The statement was issued on Tuesday, July 2, and was relayed by Huffington Post. Fox News CEO Roger Ailes praises Kelly for her talent, hard work, and charisma.
"Megyn is an exceptional talent who has successfully filled and surpassed each role we have given her at the network."
"Her ability to command the screen, delve into the facts and lead a debate is what makes her one of the most sought-after anchors in the business," he expresses.
The network has not yet made public a date on which we will be able to see Kelly in her new spot. She currently holds an afternoon slot hosting "America Live" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
"A new schedule will be announced at a later date," the statement specifies.
Van Susteren is now fighting rumors about her being replaced with Kelly, by reminding everyone that she has a contract with the network.
"I have a long term contract with Fox (recently started contract) and it is for a show in 'prime time'," she writes.
Kelly will take her new anchor position once her maternity leave is over. She previously entered a debate with Erick Erickson and Lou Dobbs over women choosing to have a career instead of being stay-at-home moms.
"I didn't like what you wrote one bit. To me you sound like somebody who's judging and then wants to come out and say 'I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, and now let me judge judge judge, and by the way it's science it's science it's science it's fact fact fact fact.' Well, I have a whole list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong," she told Erickson.