Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly announced Thursday the launch of her new independent media company, Devil May Care Media.
The company will produce content discussing the latest news, current events and legal and cultural issues, according to a press release. Kelly will host her own podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show, which will feature interviews with newsmakers, thought leaders and “compelling voices from the heartland and beyond.
“Every journalist’s dream is to cover the biggest stories and talk to the most interesting people without the shadow of a politicized media institution hanging over them,” Kelly said. “That’s what I’m about to do. With Devil May Care Media, I answer only to my audience and my conscience. Those who like what I have to say will find the experience deeply rewarding. Those who don’t can look elsewhere. The point is to give the audience authentic content that goes places where traditional media can’t or — more often — won’t. It’s a great challenge that will reconnect me with my audience and I’m excited to get started.”
Kelly has been largely absent in the media since her departure from NBC after several failed attempts by the network to find a successful role for the former Fox News star and no doubt hopes her new endeavor will revive her once-promising career.
Devil May Care Media will be assisted by Red Seat Ventures in producing and managing her show. RSV’s portfolio of companies includes true crime fan convention CrimeCon, streaming TV network The First, and Nancy Grace’s media company, CrimeOnline.
RSV co-founder Chris Balfe — a former producer of The Glenn Beck radio program — said, “Megyn Kelly is an icon of modern American journalism because she has always taken the side of the viewer, rather than any political or corporate agenda. That approach has earned her the trust and respect of tens of millions of Americans, which in turn makes her a perfect voice for today’s direct-to-consumer media ecosystem. We are thrilled to be partnering with her on this exciting chapter”.
The podcast is expected to debut the week of September 28.