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The Kelly File
The Kelly File's title
GenreCurrent affairs program
Presented byMegyn Kelly
Theme music composerDavid Brent[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsRockefeller Center
New York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Original release
NetworkFox News Channel
ReleaseOctober 7, 2013 (2013-10-07) –
January 6, 2017 (2017-01-06)

The Kelly File is an American news television program hosted by journalist and former attorney Megyn Kelly on the Fox News Channel. The program was a spinoff of The O'Reilly Factor, and focused on late-breaking stories in a live format as well as news analysis and in-depth investigative reports interspersed with newsmaker interviews.[2][3]

Premiering on October 7, 2013, the program aired Monday through Friday live from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET. It was rebroadcast from 12:00 am to 1:00 am ET, however in the event of a breaking news story, the 12:00 am rebroadcast was replaced with an additional live show. A pre-recorded Sunday edition also aired, featuring the top story of the week.

On January 3, 2017, it was announced Kelly would be leaving the network to move over to NBC News.[4] The last airing of The Kelly File was broadcast on January 6, Kelly's last day with Fox News. The show was replaced on Fox News' 9 pm time slot by Tucker Carlson Tonight, which relocated from the 7 pm time slot.[5][6][7]

Trish Regan[8][9] was a frequent guest host of the program in Kelly's absence.


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  2. ^ Golum, Rob (30 September 2014). "Fox News Retooled Lineup". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  3. ^ "On Air Personalities". 13 January 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  4. ^ Megyn Kelly To Exit Fox News This Week, Joins NBC News To Host Daytime Show & New Sunday Evening Newsmag – Update
  5. ^ "Tucker Carlson Gets Megyn Kelly’s Fox News Channel 9 PM Timeslot," from Deadline, 1/5/2017
  6. ^ "Tucker Carlson Gets Fox News 9 P.M. Slot," from Broadcasting & Cable, 1/5/2017
  7. ^ "Megyn Kelly Says Goodbye on 'The Kelly File': "I Am Better for Having Been Here"". The Hollywood Reporter. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "TUNE IN TONIGHT! Trish Regan will be... - The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan". Facebook. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  9. ^ Trish Regan (2016-08-08). "Trish Regan on Twitter: "I'll be back as Guest Host on #KellyFile at 9pm TONIGHT on @FoxNews - I hope to see you there!‌ "". Retrieved 2019-07-04.