Megyn Kelly, Class of '95, has been named to the list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME magazine. The list, recently released, places Kelly with such luminaries as President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.
Kelly's prime-time show, "The Kelly File," launched late last year on the Fox News Channel. It airs weeknights at 9:00 p.m. Kelly joined Fox News in 2004, initially working as a general assignment reporter based in Washington, D.C., before becoming anchor and host of "America Live," her show before "The Kelly File."
Brit Hume, writing about Kelly for TIME, said:
"From the start, Megyn gave us insightful Supreme Court coverage, and she was among the first to spot flaws in the false rape charges against the Duke lacrosse players. She was too good to last as a mere correspondent, and she didn’t. The rest, as they say, is history."
Prior to beginning her career as a journalist, Kelly practiced law as a corporate litigator.
Kelly last visited the Albany Law School campus for her 15th class reunion in 2010, delivering a talk to fellow graduates and receiving an Alumni Achievement Award.
While a student, she was an editor for the Albany Law Review.