Fox News anchor and rising star of the network (she just co-anchored the RNC convention), Megyn Kelly appears to have it all and she believes you can. The mother of two young children has a fabulous job and is a great multitasker (she reads the news during the kid’s 6am playtime before heading to work) but her husband says she feels working mom guilt just like everyone else. “I reject the notion that you can’t have it all. I think you can: just not necessarily in abundance,” she told People Magazine.
An example of this would be that Megyn brought her two young children and husband to the Iowa caucus. “I get to spend extra time with them that way. I’m not doing it to try to prove a point. I’m doing it because I’m committed to the job, but my family still comes first,” she said.
The People article also looks at Megyn’s risky career change as she transitioned from litigator to journalist. She got her first job with an ABC News affiliate station because she offered to work for free. I figured I argued for a living, so if I couldn’t convince them to let me work for no money, I didn’t deserve the job,” she recalls. “But my first producer would tell you I threatened to put a stiletto in his eye if he didn’t hire me.”
Clearly it paid off as Megyn is becoming one of the most well-known anchors on the network if not in cable news. Fox News executive vice president Michael Clemente called Kelly “bright,” commending her ability to “ask the right questions in a polite but aggressive way.” And if something does go wrong, she always has the stiletto option in her pocket.
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