Apparently not one for loyalty, Fox News host Megyn Kelly insinuated during an interview published Tuesday that she might leave the network when her contract expires
“I haven’t,” the 12-year Fox News veteran replied when asked by a Variety magazine reporter whether she had decided to remain with the network. “I have to keep my options open.”
“I really like my show, and I love my team,” she continued. “But you know, there’s a lot of brain damage that comes from the job. There was probably less brain damage when I worked in the afternoon. I was less well known. I had far less conflict in my life.”
In pinpointing the reason for this “brain damage,” Kelly highlighted the way GOP presidential front-runner purposefully made her the center of the story after she questioned him at the first primary debate in August about his allegedly sexist rhetoric.
“It has not been enjoyable,” Kelly said. “I wish it hadn’t happened. I hope it will stop — his focus on me. If he’s determined not to stop, there’s nothing I can do.”
She added that she disliked “being the story” but understood that her boss, Roger Ailes, had to do what he had to do.
“He can see what happens in my life when Trump starts off,” she said. “He really wants him to stop, but on the other hand, he’s not going to run a news channel that doesn’t provide access to the Republican front-runner for president.”
During an interview with CBS’s “News Sunday Morning” two days prior to the Variety interview, the Fox News host claimed to have received death threats from Trump’s most ardent supporters and shared feeling as if “someone’s going to try to hurt me in the presence of my children.”
She also slammed fellow host Bill O’Reilly for never defending her during his frequent meetings with Trump.
You can watch highlights of that interview here:
She obviously feels unsafe at Fox News, though some might argue that she brought it on herself. Either way, her tenure at the network may soon be coming to an end, for better or worse.