Megyn Kelly made her mark during the 2016 Republican primary debates when she went toe to toe with Donald Trump. I predicted that should Trump win she would be snapped up by one of the other cable network. She went with NBC, close enough.
But that network is overflowing with Trump haters, and it's hard to imagine Kelly rising to the top of that pack. So it's time for a new niche. But this? Megyn Kelley trying to change image and go Oprah? Thomas Lifson is skeptical:
I can understand why Kelly wants to change her image. She has done a great job of perfecting the hard-edged, slender, cool blonde, whose sharp questions trap her interview subjects. But do the lefties and squishes who watch NBC want her to use those talents? Getting interviews with Trump administration figures may prove difficult. Heaven forbid she exercises her talents on the likes of Maxine Waters or Nancy Pelosi! The NBC brass and their bosses at Comcast wouldn’t like that at all.
Then there's the daytime audience. Maybe Megyn can win them over. After all, she just wants “to help people the way Oprah did.” What's not to like?