As rumors circulate that Megyn Kelly is shopping her talents beyond Fox News, a new report says she’s seeking an average salary north of $20 million to remain at FNC.
Our friend Joe Flint broke the story in The Wall Street Journal, which is behind a paywall, with Flint’s report also cited by Mediaite. Flint’s report cites sources who are familiar with the situation.
Rupert Murdoch, who is currently CEO at Fox News along with his role as co-executive chairman of parent company 21st Century Fox, told WSJ that keeping Kelly, whose star has risen dramatically in the current election cycle, is a high priority for senior management — and confirmed that contract talks are ongoing.
Kelly is said to be making about $15 million in the final year of her current contract. A bump to $20 million or more would put her on the same level as Fox News star Bill O’Reilly.