Megyn Kelly: My Kids Don’t Know What I Do for a Living

10/21/2014 at 11:45 AM ET

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While Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly couldn’t be happier with the success of her TV show, the mom of three admits she could use a little bit more sleep.

“I have a setup that allows me to be a stay-at-home mom in the day and full-time employee in the night,” she tells PEOPLE. “It works out well for my home and work life, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time for rest.”

But Kelly, 43, isn’t complaining. After celebrating the one-year anniversary of her show on Oct. 7, she is thrilled by the 2.5 million viewers that tune in to watch her every night — even if her kids aren’t included in that number.

“I don’t think they know I’m actually on TV for a living,” she says of her daughter Yardley Evans, 3½, and two sonsEdward Yates, 5, and Thatcher Bray, 15 months.

“But my husband [Doug Brunt] recently came on the show to talk about his new novel, so we showed them that segment because it was Mommy and Daddy,” she shares. “They reacted as if they had never seen me on television before, running up to the screen and waving.”

One family member who never misses Kelly on air? Her mother.

“We have a very good, very funny relationship,” Kelly says. “She’s hilarious. She’ll say, ‘You look beautiful, but not in that color.’ Or ‘Your hair is too long.’ She’s a mom, it’s what they do.”

The Kelly File airs weekdays at 9 p.m. on FOX News Channel.

— Emily Strohm

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Anonymous on

Sweetie, NOBODY knows what you do for a living.


She better hope her kids don’t know what she does for a living. She’s a disgrace to her gender and humanity.

Marcia on

Yeah, I wouldn’t tell them either. Working where she does is nothing to be proud of.

Laura Mills on

Megyn Kelly is very liberal about taking her clothes off and stripping for men. Wonder what her mother thinks about that?

Hilarious on

Doesn’t really matter about your snide, petty jealousy revealing remarks…2.5 million per night knows what she’s doing…sticks in your craw, doesn’t it?

Susan on

OMGosh, don’t look now commenters but your ignorance is showing. Just because she is conservative and disagrees with your liberal ideas you slander her? She undoubtedly is far more educated than you and obviously more successful. Sour grapes? It wouldn’t hurt any of you to take your heads out of the sand and investigate what’s going on in our country for yourselves rather than be the sheeple it appears you are.

Ron Jacobs on

This Pop-Tart is quite the character. Not to make fine Christian conservative strippers out there. Megyn Kelly is one of a kind! She’s just lucky there are a lot of stupid, kool-aid drinking morons who like their Faux News fed to them by the likes of her. Real networks don’t hire tramps. To be on Faux Noise you just have to show a straight face while pretending George W. Bush was a great President.

Ron Jacobs on

What until her children find out Mommy’s a stripper!

Glad Faux Noise gave her a day job to get her off the streets.

Lacey on

Never heard of the show.

John on

I wouldn’t tell my kids what I do for a living if I was her too. She should be ashamed of spreading her lies for money.

Monica on

Neither do we!

Canada on

Isn’t Megyn Kelly the dingbat that declared “Jesus is White” on TV? She such a race baiter. Can’t stand this obnoxious woman.

Anonymous on

She is an awesome news anchor. Everyone talking negative about her can be quiet. She is a very successful fair reporter.

Mary Pozsonyi on

Who is she?

Erika Marie on

Love her & her show.

jumbo on

Holy Crap… just plain disgusting how the vile comments flow from the mouths of ignorant libs… probably because MSNBC is such a disgrace to “Real News”…. Or – maybe there’s a lib office full of people who get paid to write this worthless crap… I mean, if the libs can fake voter ID’s & get dead people to vote for them… there is nothing that would surprise me coming from their camp

randy on

I think that the lady has a lot more class than you blind, insult hurlers will ever have. It behooves me what you jealous politically correct people get out of slandering people. I guess if you do not have morals or standards this is the spewing, end result.

Anonymous on

These comments are PROOF that liberals will slander and malign you if you disagree with them. BE TOLERANT! is their motto. Sadly, their tolerance only goes one way. Conservatives and required to be tolerant, liberals just show their hypocrisy.

Lisa R on

Megyn is smart and fair. She isn’t afraid to ask the tough, intelligent questions you will never, ever hear on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc. God forbid we ask questions, hold people accountable and make intelligent decisions for our country! If you don’t like her, don’t watch her, but more and more people ARE watching!

Fair&Balanced on

I wonder what Megyn Kelly’s kids think about Mommy’s OTHER husband and her other career as a porno star?
Kelly is about as much of a MORAL conservative as Rush Limbaugh, a drug addict with 5 living wives.
Hypocrisy doesn’t begin to describe Fox News viewers.

denise on

Yardley and Thatcher? Stupidest names ever.

MyName on

I am a 34 year old hard working young and open-minded woman who believes in fair and honest news. Megyn Kelly tells it how it is, asks the tough questions and gives the truth that most don’t like to hear or are in denial about. Liberalism is 100% based on politics, handouts and ideology. And at the rate this country is going to hell in a hand basket, I find it refreshing to see a strong, intelligent, educated and honest woman like Megyn Kelly broadcasting to our nation.

amyinoaktown on

It’s a good thing too….I’m sure they would be horrified that you work for Fox News.

minx on

She’s a racist idiot.

randy on

Fair and Balanced. I do not think that you know the meaning of the words. One day when your government dictates to you everything that you can or cannot do, you will probably be happy. Come to think about it I’ve never known a liberal who was ever happy, and most live their lives being miserable and spout about the injustice of it all. You guys never look at anything from all angles, only from the spin that you can put on a honest discussion. Inform yourself and see the truth of things without being mean. Is that possible for you?

Moderate on

1) it seems like some people like to portray the other group in broad strokes…it doesn’t matter if they are liberal or conservative.
2) this only serves to fuel hatred and splitting. “A house divided cannot stand” Abraham Lincoln. If you wonder why this nation is falling apart, people this is part of it. We spend so much time focused on the differences instead of the similarities and working together. It is sad really.

Mike on

For the intolerant people posting slanderous claims. Megyn Kelly is a stage name. Before getting into broadcasting she was a partner at a respected law firm located in the D.C area. She has never been involved in the adult industry. It never ceases to amaze me how far left liberals will, lie, cheat, steal, and are completely non tolerant of any opinion that differs from theirs. Wake up people most of the people in this country are moderate and tired of the rhetoric from the far left and right.

Anonymous on

I wouldn’t tell my kids either if I was a fear mogul like that.
I don’t think anyone is jealous of her, she is pretty and who cares if she was a stripper (her kids will think she never worked)…the point is, she can lie to our children but not her own. WOW

JM Jersey on

She is one smart lady. Whether or not you like her views, she is articulate and not afraid to open her mouth. She ripped that CDC Director a new one after all the huge bungles he made. It was awesome.

Luisita on

All you liberal jerks out there…are you upset that your CNN and MSNBC “lovelies” don’t have the ratings that Megyn has? BTW, she is a lawyer so stop your ugly rants about being a porn star. Go away!

jen on

Everyone bashing her voted for Obama I bet. And they still think he is doing a fabulous job as he destroys our great country. I don’t know what it is about the liberals – but they are just self destructive in every way!

ImALadyToo on

Some of you liberals are showing your true colors. What about being a smart, accomplished, no-nonsense, attractive woman who doesn’t march to the beat of your drum scares you?!

sandy on

shes fantastic, love her show (about the only one on Fox that I do) but she is good!

Ashley on

Jen, Randy, MyName, and others like you: I am 100% with you!!!! DITTO every last word you all said, I completely agree. Love Megyn Kelly also, I think she is awesome and is a terrific anchor and reporter!! Love how FOX TELLS IT LIKE IT IS and it is the only news station I watch.

Erica on

Wow, people are vicious. No matter what someone’s politics, we are all human. What happened to the days of the Baby Boomers when people could respectfully disagree and still peacefully coexist? My parents and their friends had extreme political differences but everyone accepted that each person is entitled to their opinion. Megyn Kelly is a smart and successful woman, I’m glad she’s on the air.

Steph on

I’m sure though that her kids do know that Santa is WHITE, because that’s what their mother has seen in the shopping mall.

Smithy on

Not a fan. I hope she’s faithful to this husband unlike husband #1.

NH on

Megyn, being an accomplished attorney and now a Talking Head, is very
Admirable. However, your interviewing style is extremely rude,
Condescending and embarrassing. Is this an example that you wish
To set for your kids and viewers. When you talk over people, cut them off,
Insult them, all of the accomplishments in your life are erased.

Tammy on

And WHO is she?

NH on

Being smart, successful and attractive does not trump
Civility, Good manners, being polite, sharing opinions and NOT
dismissing people because you are not in agreement.
There are other interviewers on FOX who are equally accomplished
And smart, etc (except Hasselbeck) who are able to conduct an
Interview, even a heated topic, and remain dignified. You do NOT

Samantha on

To be honest I didn’t know what she did for a living before I clicked this link

Karen on

Just wondering when the last time anyone leaving negative comments actually watched her show. If she has said something you disagree with how about discussing it like informed adults instead of attacking someone personally? So easy to hide behind nasty, anonymous comments when you’re not informed enough to form opinions of your own.

MrsBoomer on

I’d be ashamed to admit what you do, too.

Lisa Glass on

Loving the tolerance shown by liberals on here. As if women should be put into a box they approve of. Besides, Megyn has said on the Tonight Show that she’s never revealed what her political leanings are.

SandyFeet on

She is simply the best!! Used to watch her in the morning with Bill Hemmer.

denise on

I love her, intelligent , articulate and beautiful.

Judy on

She is awesome and great on the Fox News line up.

Seriously? on

Ever since the day she ripped into Cindy Anthony on live TV, Megyn Kelly has been OK in my book! (However, it should be noted that I haven’t watched Megyn Kelly since that moment)

Professor on

Megyn Kelly fits the paradox of many of these so-called conservative women. On the one hand, they spout conservative values, yet, have no problem stripping it off for the almighty dollar. find this behavior ironic and inconsistent!

ems on

She is one of the best interviewers on T.V.!! Doesn’t let her guests get away with the typical runaround answers to questions no matter who they are. She’s open minded and respectful of her guests, even though she may not agree with them. The negative comments about her are pretty classless and says volumes about the people saying them!!! Grow up, be diverse, respect others, we are all unique and have something good to contribute to society. Stop being so close-minded, be a true liberal!!

Christine Henley on

Love her and her show!!

charlotte on

Never heard of her, so her kids are not the only ones who don’t know she is on television!!

candis on

Shes a very good interviewer when she has idiot liberals on the shows…shes fair, lets them hang themselves…i mean lets them speak and asks ACTUAL follow up questions. You should check out Rocky Mountain Heist…unless you are a lib who hates conseratives more than you love America…then just keep ignoring the other half of the country

Anonymous on

Wow she is a very successful woman who had a very successful career as a lawyer prior to having her show. She does a great things for charity and our soldiers. I happen to think she is a very fair reporter, I think those who say negative things haven’t watched her show. Great role model for young women!

Amazingly Rude Comments on

She happened to have a very successful career as an attorney prior to this, she does amazing things for out veterans and multiple charities. Like her politics or not she is a great role model for your girls everywhere. I believe those who comment so unfairly really have never watched the show, because I happen to think she is extremely fair in her reporting.

kate on

“Thatcher Bray Brunt” is easily the most ridiculous thing I have ever said aloud. What are they thinking with these names? Are their kids Beatrix Potter characters?!

Zann on

Yardley doesn’t sounds a girl’s name!

Paula on

Good she doesn’t tell her kids what she does for a living. They’re too young to know.

IT 2 IT on

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———————–‘K’ —“EL’—-‘LE’

Those yet with an ear! —TAKE HEED!

florida1 on

Love your program Kelly!! We need Many more conservatives like you. Love the FOX NEWS NETWORK…..PS. There is the RIGHT, and there is the WRONG ( aka left). bwhahahah

Jim on

Of course she didn’t tell her kids that her job is kind of similar and a much younger version of Nancy Pelosi – They are both liars and propagandists, that work in the oldest profession.