Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly used an appearance on cable news competitor CNN to liken her workplace to a “family” that has a “weird uncle.”
When host Don lemon asked Kelly how she deals with the criticism she has received from her colleagues, Kelly replied: “It’s like a family. You know, you’ve got your family members who you love and then you have like the weird uncle who you just try to like avoid at the Christmas dinner table.”
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“But for the most part, I love my colleagues at Fox News, and I’ve developed a lot of really close friendships,” Kelly continued. “And those guys have been shoulder-to-shoulder with me through a lot.”
Lemon asked Kelly if some of the “guys” at Fox News are struggling to see a woman become the face of the organization.
“I don’t know,” Kelly said. “I’d like to believe not.”
She added that she’s learned throughout her career that “as a woman, it’s easier when you’re coming up the ranks than when you’re at the top.”
“When you’re aspiring to power, men in power have an easier time with you than once you’ve reached it and you want to exercise it.”
Kelly, who is promoting her new memoir, “Settle for More,” said that, although the book has made news regarding Roger Ailes and Donald Trump, it’s really a story about overcoming adversity and how “hard work” brought her through her career in news.