Throwback Thursday: Megyn Kelly Covers High School Prom Ticket Sales for Local Station in 2003
Welcome to Throwback Thursday, the new Mediaite project dedicated to exploring the careers of your favorite news figures before they became major media stars. Sure, there’s a lot of things going on in the here and now, but still, all of us can take a little bit of time out to walk down memory lane.
In recognition of her big move to NBC, it only makes sense to get this party started by taking a look at Megyn Kelly‘s early career in TV news.
Before Kelly was one of Fox News’ major primetime players, she was a general assignment reporter for WJLA-TV, covering news of local and national significance around Washington, D.C. As a reflection of her humble beginnings, one of Kelly’s assignments back then was covering the angst students in Virginia felt about the prom at Forest Park High School.
In 2003, students were bummed over the news that the school was going to be short several hundred tickets for the junior-senior prom. The school said at the time that they would increase the number of tickets available, but it still wouldn’t be enough to accommodate a third of the student body.
In those days, Kelly reported with the surname she took from her marriage to her former husband, Daniel Kendall. Kelly has certainly come a long way to since she managed to get her demo tape into the hands of her mentor Brit Hume.
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