Martha MacCallum Is a Possible Megyn Kelly Replacement
One of the rumored possible replacements for departing Fox News star Megyn Kelly is Fox anchorwoman Martha MacCallum. She is one of the top choices listed by many publications as an internal candidate who could possibly fill the shoes of Kelly, who left the network for NBC News. Kelly's replacement had been rumored for months, and she left the network despite reports that she had been offered at least, if not more, $20 million. MacCallum, who has been at Fox News for more than a decade, has a long history in television news reporting and in finance. Politico reported of potential Kelly replacements: "...an internal hire like 'America Newsroom' anchor Martha MacCallum or Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan, both of whom have experience on larger stages as debate co-moderators, may fit the bill." New York Magazine also included MacCallum, 52, on the list, saying, "The one thing Fox insiders are in agreement on is that whoever replaces Kelly will be a pro-Trump conservative." According to Fox News, Martha MacCallum currently serves as co-anchor of America's Newsroom alongside Bill Hemmer (weekdays 9-11AM/ET). She joined the FOX News Channel in January 2004, Fox said. She moderated two presidential debates for the network but they went seamlessly and without the drama and controversy that accompanied the Kelly debate. The network said MacCallum also covered such stories as the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri; the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton; and the threat of ISIS. On Instagram, MacCallum mostly posts photos on the job.
In this photo, MacCallum attends AT&T's celebration of the Launch of DIRECTV NOW at Venue 57 on November 28, 2016 in New York City. (Getty)