Fox News says Megyn Kelly will move to prime time

NEW YORK – Fox News Channel said Tuesday that Megyn Kelly will soon move into prime time, and the palace intrigue about who – if anyone – she will displace on cable news’ most popular and stable lineup begins.

Kelly, a former lawyer, has been a rising star at Fox. She has hosted the two-hour news program “America Live” at 1 p.m. Eastern since 2010 and co-anchored convention and election night coverage with Bret Baier during the last election season.

Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said Kelly will move into prime time when she returns from maternity leave. It’s not clear when that will be: She announced in February that she is due to give birth to her third child this summer, but it’s unknown how long she will be off.