Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly has been riding high on a second impressive GOP debate that saw the absence of Donald Trump, but she now has even more good news coming her way. Megyn Kelly has a book deal with major publisher HarperCollins, according to the Hollywood Reporter. News broke about the deal mere moments before Kelly's taped appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was broadcast on Thursday.
It's unclear just what, exactly, the book will entail nor has there been a confirmed advance price. A previous rumor of a $10 million advance has been corrected by Creative Artists Agency. The agency has reportedly been representing Kelly since September, when she signed with CAA as a means to pursue additional projects outside of her incredibly popular show. HarperCollins' Senior VP Dir. of Creative Development acquired the book and appears to have nothing but positive things to say about the deal as well as Kelly herself. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Lisa Sharkey had this to say about the acquisition:
Megyn Kelly is among the most interesting and influential people in America today and we are thrilled to be publishing her first book. This book is coming out at the perfect time and is bound to be one of the most read and talked about books of the fall.
The planned book is set to be Kelly's first and will reportedly be edited by Matt Harper and issued under the publishing house's Harper imprint. The executive editor has previously edited books from such outsized personalities as Sammy Hagar and Tim Tebow, according to his LinkedIn page. Both Kelly and Harper are fairly linked and not just because they'll be working together to release her book come fall. HarperCollins and Fox News are both subsidiaries of News Corp.
Kelly's late night appearance is just one of two this week. She is set to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Sunday as part of a massive Super Bowl show planned for Sunday. The journalist joins the likes of Key & Peele, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Margot Robbie. Given the sheer prevalence of comedians to be interviewed by Colbert, it's fairly doubtful that the late night host will bring up Kelly's book deal. Perhaps a dig about Trump's ire towards the fellow television host will lead to a question about the book's subject matter. For now, Kelly's book deal remains shrouded in mystery.