Politics | September 10, 2020 10:55 am

Megyn Kelly to Launch New Podcast

"The Megyn Kelly Show" will premiere at the end of this month

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It’s been nearly two years since Megyn Kelly was fired by NBC over her controversial comments about blackface, and now the Wall Street Journal reports that the former anchor is plotting her comeback: Kelly is entering the world of podcasting with her new Devil May Care Media company, and the first episode of her podcast The Megyn Kelly Show is slated to be released at the end of this month.

“The No. 1 thing I wanted to do was control my own editorial,” Kelly told the publication. “To not be doing anyone else’s bidding, not having the pressure of corporate overlords over me, that means one has to be entrepreneurial.”

“I’ve been controlled by other people for too long,” she added. “I don’t think I was meant to have a boss.”

Kelly is reportedly funding the venture herself — something she’s likely able to do because she left NBC with the entirety of the $69 million in her contract, despite being fired halfway through her three-year deal. She told the Journal that podcasting will offer her more freedom than broadcast television.

“I don’t want the political pressures of working for someone who’s dedicated to taking down Trump or defending him. I don’t want pressure to not say the right thing because it’s going to tick off one group or another,” she said. “You can’t criticize Black Lives Matter because it’s going to upset some corporate sponsor. You can’t have an honest conversation about transgender rights without upsetting one group or another. I don’t want to live like that and I don’t think most Americans want to live like that.”

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