Fox hired Megyn Kelly because she understands ‘left bias.’

Megyn Kelly is the co-anchor of Fox’s daytime news program “America’s Newsroom.” In a profile in today’s Washington Post, Howard Kurtz explains why Brit Hume – Fox’s Washington managing editor – why he hired Kelly:

“Here is this woman who was strikingly attractive but has tremendous air presence and a very strong voice,” Hume says. “We were knocked out. It was screamingly obvious that this was someone with tremendous potential.”

What’s more, says Hume, “she seemed to get what we’ve talked about with ‘fair and balanced news’ … She came in believing there was a left bias in the news. That’s not common.” He quickly created an opening for her.