Megyn Kelly Signs Exclusive Broadcasting Agreement With SiriusXM

Kelly to host "The Megyn Kelly Show" -- a live, weekday radio show on SiriusXM starting September 7
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NEW YORK, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced that veteran broadcaster, journalist and legal expert Megyn Kelly has signed an exclusive agreement to host a new, live talk program starting September 7. The Megyn Kelly Show will air weekdays from 12-2pm ET on SiriusXM Triumph channel 111.

Megyn Kelly is one of the most respected, accomplished journalists in the news industry. A world-class broadcaster with millions of dedicated fans, her current successful podcast has a large and passionate audience in the U.S. as well as internationally, where Kelly is one of the world's most recognized news stars. Fans will now be able to listen to Kelly on SiriusXM -- the only place to hear her live and engage with her directly. Her singular voice joins an array of talent that bolsters SiriusXM's commitment to offering the broadest range of political and news programming in all of audio.

The Megyn Kelly Show will broadcast live five days a week and will feature Kelly's viewpoints on the day's top stories, as well as listeners' calls and Kelly's signature groundbreaking interviews with top cultural and political newsmakers. Beginning August 16, SiriusXM's Triumph channel will air best-of shows from Kelly before the program's live premiere on September 7.

"I'm thrilled to be taking our program to the next level by broadcasting it live for SiriusXM's massive audience," Kelly said. "My team and I have been grateful to see our show, in less than a year, become one of the most successful podcasts in America — proving that there is a thirst for open, honest and more meaningful conversations about current events. I can't think of a better partner to help us expand that reach even further than a blue-chip brand like SiriusXM, which has always been a leader in predicting market trends and is perfectly positioned for the evolving manner in which Americans consume their news."

As part of the multi-platform agreement, SiriusXM subscribers will gain access to video of the show, which will be available on the SXM App and social platforms. In addition, following its premiere on the Triumph channel, The Megyn Kelly Show will be made available as a podcast to Kelly's listeners on the SXM App, Pandora, Stitcher, and all other major podcast platforms.

Red Seat Ventures, who previously handled production and distribution of The Megyn Kelly Show podcast, will continue to produce Kelly's new SiriusXM program.

About Megyn Kelly: Megyn Kelly is the founder of Devil May Care Media and host of The Megyn Kelly Show on SiriusXM. As a world-renowned journalist, Kelly rose to prominence reporting on some of the most consequential U.S. and international news events of the past decade. She was a journalist at Fox News from 2004 to 2017 and has moderated 5 presidential debates, including the first Republican primary debate in 2016, where she received widespread acclaim for her tough and direct line of questions to the candidates.  In 2016, her memoir, "Settle For More," debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller List. From 2017-2018, Kelly was a journalist with NBC News. She has an impressive and varied list of notable interviews, including: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, then-Senator Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Brett Favre, Ed Sheeran, Alec Baldwin and Morgan Freeman. Awards and accolades include Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, Vanity Fair's New Establishment List, Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100, and in 2016 she became the second news anchor in history to be featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. Prior to her career in television, Kelly practiced law as a litigator for nine years.

About SiriusXMSirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) - Get Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. Report is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's properties, which include Pandora and leading podcast company Stitcher, reach more than 150 million listeners, the largest addressable audience in the U.S., across all categories of digital audio - music, sports, talk, and podcasts. SiriusXM's acquisitions of Stitcher and Simplecast, alongside industry-leading ad tech company AdsWizz, make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com .

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