Megyn Kelly's Debut: 'I'm Kinda Done With Politics for Now'

Emilio Banks
September 26, 2017

Curious about something you heard while watching Megyn Kelly TODAY?

The Kelly who walked onstage at Rockefeller Center's Studio 6A on Monday had a friendlier and softer persona than her Fox News style, which was emphasized by cushy interviews and happy-go-lucky segments that were, unsurprisingly, more typical of a morning program than a nightly cable show. Here's a look back at some. "Oh, wait, we will not be doing that", she said, drawing laughs.

"You know why ... you all see it".

She talked vaguely about her incredible journey from one network (which she assiduously avoided naming) to NBC and how the spirit of her father, who died when she was a teenager, was somehow involved in this miraculous intervention of contracts.

Watch the opening moments of the first episode of "Megyn Kelly Today" below, via NBC. "And it's gotten so dark". While it's evident she'll need some time getting used to her new surroundings, the show, thankfully, is more restrained than the program that follows her, the 10 a.m. hour of "Today" hosted by the wine-sipping Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.

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While Kelly comes from a hard news background from her time at Fox News, the tone of her new show, at least early on, feels similar to the light, upbeat vibe of the hour she replaced with elements of "Ellen" and "Live with Kelly and Ryan" thrown in.

It also comes with NBC executives holding their collective breath, fearful that the ratings for Kelly's "Today" show wouldn't justify their multi-million investment (reportedly $15-$20 million) after ratings that tanked for her first enterprise on the network, "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly".

Answering a question from the audience, she said, "my biggest challenge is the alarm clock".

She made a lot of enemies in her Fox News days; and her news program over the summer proved she was manipulative behind the scenes - and not very good at handling serious reporting.

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