Megyn Kelly to Host First Primetime Special on Fox Broadcasting

Matt Furman
Megyn Kelly

‘The View’ alum Bill Geddie will executive produce the one-hour special.

Megyn Kelly is headed to broadcast television.

The Fox News Channel personality will host her first primetime special on Fox Broadcasting on Monday, May 23, at 8 p.m.

The one-hour special, which will feature a variety of celebrity interviews from the world of politics, entertainment and more, is described as being personal in nature. Kelly is expected to address the year she has had as one of the more prominent voices covering the 2016 presidential campaign.

Bill Geddie, formerly an executive producer of The View, will serve as executive producer of the special, which will be produced by his company, May Avenue Productions. The news was announced Tuesday by Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Fox Television Group chairs Gary Newman and Dana Walden.

For nearly three years now, Kelly has served as the anchor of The Kelly File on Fox News, the second most-watched program in cable news, averaging 2.5 million viewers. On her show, she’s landed some of the most coveted interviews in the television news business, including with the Duggar family, Bill Ayers, Charles Koch and Michael Moore.

During the current election cycle, Kelly has co-moderated each of the network’s three Republican presidential primary debates with Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. The first debate, on Aug. 6, 2015, delivered 24 million viewers, making it the highest-rated non-sports cable telecast of all time. During it, Donald Trump lashed out at Kelly when she asked the candidate about his use of derogatory language toward women and whether it reflected the "temperament of a man we should elect as president."

Kelly joined Fox News in 2004 as a Washington-based general assignment reporter, and was soon covering the Supreme Court for the network. She moved to New York upon being promoted to co-anchor of the weekday morning program, America’s Newsroom, alongside Bill Hemmer. In 2010, she was promoted again to anchor her own two-hour afternoon program, America Live With Megyn Kelly.

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