You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Why Judge Judy Is a Fan of Megyn Kelly’s Journalism

For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Judge Judy Sheindlin to write a tribute for Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Kelly represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.  

Megyn Kelly is one of those rare women who seamlessly combines professional excellence and family. She doesn’t need a catch phrase to define what she instinctively has accomplished. She just “does it.”

I met her for the first time when I appeared as a guest on her new Fox News program. I had heard that she was a fan and I was impressed with how she had skillfully transitioned into her role on “The Kelly File.”

She was a wonderful interviewer for me. I have a tendency to give you a novel in response to a question. She gave me a wide berth but instinctively knew when to bring me back. As a fine journalist, Megyn meticulously prepares for an interview and has a reservoir of knowledge that allows her to negotiate with anyone.

On a lighter side, I love the new hair. I think that she was so smart to perhaps say to herself, “I’m transitioning from one career to another and I want to look different.”

I think Megyn has the talent to do anything she wants to do. She is a star and she’s still growing. I’m as old as Methuselah. She’s a kid. Her opportunities are only limited by her dreams.

Judge Judy Sheindlin presides over “Judge Judy,” now in its 21st season. Read our full New Power of New York List here, as well as tributes for Ivanka Trump (by Jared Kushner), Chelsea Clinton (by Bill Clinton) and Don Lemon (by Megyn Kelly).  

More TV

  • First Look: 'Victoria' Star Jenna Coleman

    First Look: 'Victoria' Star Jenna Coleman in BBC’s 'The Cry'

    For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Judge Judy Sheindlin to write a tribute for Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Kelly represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.   Megyn Kelly is one of those […]

  • Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes -

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Feb. 19, 2018

    For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Judge Judy Sheindlin to write a tribute for Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Kelly represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.   Megyn Kelly is one of those […]

  • GOOD GIRLS -- Pilot -- Pictured:

    'Good Girls' Creator Jenna Bans on How Donald Trump's Election Fueled Her

    For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Judge Judy Sheindlin to write a tribute for Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Kelly represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.   Megyn Kelly is one of those […]

  • Berlin: The Rules for International TV

    Berlin: The Rules for International TV Drama May Be Changing

    For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Judge Judy Sheindlin to write a tribute for Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Kelly represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.   Megyn Kelly is one of those […]

  • TV Divorce

    The TV Divorce: For Couples Who Can't Agree on What to Watch

    For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Judge Judy Sheindlin to write a tribute for Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Kelly represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.   Megyn Kelly is one of those […]

  • February 19, 2018 - Pyeongchang, GANGWON,

    TV Ratings: Winter Olympics Lose Steam Over Weekend

    For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Judge Judy Sheindlin to write a tribute for Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Kelly represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.   Megyn Kelly is one of those […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content