During this year’s 10X Growth Conference, we featured seasoned experts — including this 20-year journalism vet. But who is Megyn Kelly REALLY?
What are her accomplishments?
Where did she develop her unique broadcasting style?
Keep reading, because we’ll answer those questions and more in this article…
Who is Megyn Kelly?
A quick Google search of Megyn Kelly’s name produces some interesting results, to say the least…
Her name appears alongside former presidents, European dictators, and huge stars.
But to understand who she really is, you have to go back to the beginning…
Early Life and Education
Megyn Kelly was born in Illinois but was raised in the suburbs of Albany, New York.
Growing up, the future “Today Show” host admits she was a wild child. She threw parties when her parents were out of town and snuck out of the house.
But all that changed when Kelly’s father passed away suddenly when she was 15 years old. — ten days before Christmas.
The journalist said this in a letter to the DailyMail regarding the impact of that tragedy…
IT WAS A SUDDEN HEART ATTACK, AND IT CHANGED MY FAMILY FOREVER. MY LAST SIGHT OF HIM WAS OF HIM SITTING ON THE COUCH, LOOKING AT THE CHRISTMAS TREE.
From that point on, young Megyn buckled down. She went on to study political science at Syracuse University, then go to Albany Law School.
Yet after practicing law for a while, the newscaster found she was unhappy in that field…
I LEFT LAW AFTER 10 YEARS BECAUSE IT WAS TOXIC BUT THEN WENT INTO MEDIA WHICH IS HORRID.
Nonetheless, Megyn Kelly has stuck with the media for the past two decades — although it is “horrid.”
Maybe that is because of her incredible success in that industry from the start…
In-Your-Face Broadcast and Media Career
If you asked, “Who is Megyn Kelly?” in 2003, the response would be the most promising new reporter in Washington D.C.
As a journalist for ABC, Kelly covered major stories such as Sandra Day O’Conner’s retirement from the Supreme Court.
Later, CNN president Jonathan Klein expressed his regard for her.
[MEGYN KELLY] IS THE ONE TALENT THAT YOU’D WANT TO HAVE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE.
But what made her stand out from the crowd was Megyn’s brand of asking frank and hard-hitting questions.
The most notable example of this is with the 45th President of the United States — Donald Trump.
Kelly questioned the former president about his controversial past during a debate in August 2015.
This was something Mr. Trump did not appreciate at the time. As a result, there was a feud between Kelly and him for nine months…
Ultimately, they buried the hatchet due to the President’s respect for her authenticity.
Others seem to appreciate this about Megyn Kelly as well. Her recent accomplishments include:
- Was (and is) one of the top podcasters in the world.
- Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”
- Interviewed Vladimir Putin
However, that is only the tip of the iceberg…
Find Out Who Megyn Kelly REALLY is at 10X Growth Con
At the end of the day, the answer to the question, “Who is Megyn Kelly?” is multifaceted.
She is an established broadcasting authority who pushed boundaries and built her business on who she truly was. Kelly went even more in-depth about that and more in her full interview with Grant at 10X Growth Con.
Check back here for more 10X Growth Conference speaker profiles and event updates.
10X Growth Con Staff
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