Megyn Kelly: Surprising Things You Probably Didn’t Know About This Talk Show Host

Megyn Kelly isn’t exactly having a smooth transition over at NBC. The former Fox News anchor left the conservative network for NBC, much to the annoyance of many fans and foes — and right now, it looks like that may not have been the best move. The first week of Kelly’s new morning show, Megyn Kelly Today, was buried under weak ratings and the former corporate defense attorney’s awkward attempts to connect with her guests.

The Illinois native is known for her hard-hitting political commentary, so she stumbled quite a bit when joking with the cast of Will & Grace and even more so when she thought it was wise to ask the legendary Jane Fonda about her cosmetic surgery. Perhaps NBC should let the 46-year-old return to the hard news and politics and leave the light-hearted stuff for others with a better grasp on it.

However, since Trump’s election, it seems like Kelly really wants to revamp her career (and the way politics is going right now, we can’t say that we blame her), But, outside of her hypervisible career, who is Megyn Kelly? Here are 15 surprising things you didn’t know about the talk show host.

1. As a teen, Kelly wasn’t all that ambitious

Megyn Kelly walking with other attendants of an event.

She had a normal childhood. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter

Kelly was a cheerleader all throughout high school. After her father passed away from a heart attack when she was 15, she kind of floundered.

She told Katie Couric last year that she didn’t have much ambition during that time.

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