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Kelly has raised approximately $400,000 for causes as diverse as The Wounded Warrior Project to Catholic Charities of New Orleans and the Lower East Side Tenament Musuem.
Kelly freelanced out of Belfast in 1980 and was the first reporter to break the news of the looming IRA hunger strike in Long Kesh Prison. Over the years, Kelly has contributed stories on the troubles in Northern Ireland and its New York connections to The Nation, The Boston Globe, Newsday, USA Today, America Magazine, Catholic News Service, Religious News Service and for years throughout the 1980s was a New York correspondent for the Dublin daily, The Irish Press.
A fourth generation Irish American, Kelly traces his Irish ancestry to Westmeath and Mayo.
Kelly is married to J. Patricia Walsh, the daughter of the late Kerry football great Eddie Walsh. They live in the Stuyvesant Town neighborhood of Manhattan with their three boys, Ruairi, Luke and Eamon.
Megyn Kelly currently anchors America Live, a daytime news program on Fox News Channel which launched in February.
She previously co-anchored America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer, and appears weekly on The O'Reilly Factor in a segment entitled “The Kelly File.”
Throughout her tenure with Fox, Kelly has covered breaking news and has reported live from numerous major events. During the 2008 election season, she covered the Democratic National Convention live from Denver and the Republican National Convention live from St. Paul.
Kelly notably covered the Duke University rape case involving three of the school's lacrosse players. Reporting from Durham, North Carolina, she broke new details that would ultimately help exonerate the defendants.
Kelly joined Fox in 2004. Prior to her anchor role, she served as a general assignment reporter based in Washington, where she provided wall-to-wall coverage of the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John Roberts.
She also reported on the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, as well as the indictments of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay.
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