Former network television host and podcaster Megyn Kelly ripped the mainstream media for pandering to the never-satisfied woke culture, during a one-on-one sit-down interview with Outkick.
Kelly told Bobby Burack that there are plenty of examples of broadcasters who have played both sides of the fence and come up short.
“Don Lemon is out there every night telling everybody what bigots they are,” said Kelly. “Meanwhile, this is a man who has been credibly accused of shoving his hands down the pants, fondling the genitals, and rubbing his hands all over a stranger in a bar.”
Kelly worked at Fox News for 13 years and then moved to NBC News before she was fired for controversial blackface comments that she made on her show, Megyn Kelly Today.
Kelly also spoke out against CNN’s Chris Cuomo and MSNBC’s Joy Reid during the sit-down.
“She (Reid) is absolutely one of the worst offenders,” Kelly said. “All of her anti-LGBT comments, her obvious lies about her blog, her double-down lie about the FBI, the fake FBI investigation, which we all know didn’t happen.”
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Anderson Cooper: CNN Doesn’t Have Obsession with Donald Trump
Anderson Cooper pushed back at Howard Stern’s claim, stating that CNN has focused on various other news stories and not on anything Trump-related
CNN’s Anderson Cooper came to the network’s defense during an interview with Howard Stern. The radio host noted that news outlets such as CNN are obsessed with former President Donald Trump.
“It seems to me that Trump not only has changed our world but he’s changed the entire news business,” Stern said.
“It’s almost like we’re so addicted to hearing about him that if you don’t do a Trump story on your show, people aren’t that interested. You just want to hear, ‘Is Trump in trouble?’ It’s like an obsession throughout the country.”
Cooper pushed back at Stern’s claim, stating that CNN has focused on various other news stories and not on anything Trump-related, despite the former commander-in-chief announcing his bid for president in 2024 last year.
“I would argue in the last, you know, couple of years when he wasn’t running for president, he wasn’t the focus [at CNN],” Cooper told Stern.
“We weren’t covering him as much, if at all, once he left office. And frankly, our Ukraine war coverage, I mean, I left, you know after my second son was born, I left a week later to go to Ukraine for, you know, I don’t know, two or three weeks or something.”
ABC News Elevates Deborah Roberts to Permanent 20/20 Co-Anchor
Roberts will continue as senior national affairs correspondent for the network while also taking on a new role at 20/20.
David Muir will have a new co-anchor for 20/20 as ABC News announced that Deborah Roberts has been promoted to the more permanent co-anchor position.
“Deborah has been reporting for 20/20 since 1995, covering everything from profiles of political figures to the most shocking crime cases gripping the nation,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a press release.
“She is a skilled investigative journalist, oftentimes trekking across the country to conduct hard-hitting interviews providing viewers with relevant, insightful information. Deborah is an empathetic reporter, bringing humanity to every story.
Roberts permanently takes over for Amy Robach, who was let go due to a public romantic relationship with T.J. Holmes. Roberts will continue as senior national affairs correspondent for the network while also taking on a new role at 20/20.
Since 1995, Roberts has reported on 20/20 and earned Emmys for her coverage of international and national world events.
Kasie Hunt Will Host a Weekday Show on CNN International
The show focuses on breaking news, driving essential conversations, and seeking to cut through partisan noise.
Kasie Hunt will appear more often on viewers’ television screens as she will anchor State of the Race on CNN International, which returns to the network’s schedule on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET.
State of the Race is a weekday show that runs for an hour and delivers a daily update on the status of the upcoming 2024 US presidential election. The show focuses on breaking news, driving essential conversations, and seeking to cut through partisan noise.
“Our mission here is to go into the heart of the stories shaping the election by connecting our viewers with the sharpest analysts, the most connected pollsters and campaign insiders, and the big names making the news,” Hunt said.
“I’m excited to help viewers better understand the unique aspects of the U.S. political system, including all those caucuses, primaries, conventions, and other quirks impacting the race. Most importantly, we’ll lay out what matters and why for audiences across America and around the world.”
Hunt is set to host another show on CNN, marking her second appearance as a host on the network. She has the hosting duties for CNN U.S.’ early morning news show, Early Start, which, according to Variety, will receive a new name in the future.
Hunt joined CNN from NBC News in August 2021, and before arriving at the network, she served as NBC News’ Capitol Hill correspondent and host of MSNBC’s weekday 5 a.m. hour Way Too Early.