(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Popular former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who famously enraged Donald Trump with a question about his treatment of women during a 2015 GOP debate, is making a comeback as she will host the fourth Republican debate for the 2024 presidential primary.
Kelly, who was with Fox News from 2004-2017, with NBC News from 2017-2018, and now runs her own podcast on Sirius XM, will be one out of a total of three moderators of the fourth 2024 Republican primary debate.
On Thursday, NewsNation, a cable news channel established in 2021 by Nexstar Media Group, announced it would host the fourth Republican presidential primary debate next month in Alabama.
Scheduled for Dec. 6, the debate will be broadcast from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on NewsNation and simultaneously in the Eastern and Central time zones on Nexstar’s broadcast television network, The CW, reports The Hill, also a Nexstar company.
Besides Kelly, the debate will feature two other moderators: Elizabeth Vargas, who anchors a 6 p.m. newscast on NewsNation, and Eliana Johnson, editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon.
The Hill points out that Kelly has moderated five Republican primary debates, including the first GOP primary debate of the 2016 election cycle, which attracted a record 24 million viewers.
Kelly’s role in the 2015 debate was particularly notable due to her confrontation with former President Trump over his past remarks about women.
The day after the debate, Trump’s controversial comment about Kelly, “blood coming out of her eyes … blood coming out of her wherever,” garnered significant media attention.
On a recent episode of her podcast, Kelly remarked that any past tension between her and the former president is now “water under the bridge.”
Trump, who leads the polls for the 2024 Republican nomination, has not participated in any of the first three primary debates hosted by Fox News, Fox Business Network, and NBC.
He justified his absence by citing his substantial lead in the polls. According to a senior adviser, Trump does not plan to join the fourth debate either.
Recently, the Republican National Committee revised its debate qualification criteria.
Candidates must now achieve a minimum of 6 percent in two national polls or 6 percent in one early state poll from two separate “carve out” states, which include Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, to be eligible for the debate stage in Tuscaloosa.