Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly met Wednesday morning at Trump Tower in New York after months of feuding.
Fox News chairman Roger Ailes apparently brokered the meeting.
A network spokesperson said Ailes had spoken with Trump “a few times over the past three months” about appearing in a Fox special with Kelly on May 23.
“Kelly requested a meeting with Mr. Trump, which took place at Trump Tower this morning,” the spokesperson said in a statement shared with The Hill, adding that the “results of that meeting” would be shared on “The Kelly File” Wednesday night.
“Kelly has acknowledged in recent interviews that Trump is a fascinating person to cover and has electrified the Republican base,” the spokesperson added.
NBC reporter and MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin had reported that Kelly was seen entering Trump Tower shortly before noon Wednesday, according to two tweets from network employees.
A representative for Trump did not return an inquiry about the meeting.
Trump feuded with Kelly for months following her questioning of him at the first GOP presidential debate in August. He then skipped a Fox debate she co-hosted in late January before being cordial in a March debate.
That civility did not last long, though, with Trump later in the month calling the star anchor “crazy” and untalented, jabbing at her ratings and knocking guests on her show.
Kelly has expressed openness to interviewing Trump, though she also has acknowledged difficulty in arranging a sit-down.
“To be honest, every time I prepare an invitation to sit down with him, he attacks me on Twitter or elsewhere,” Kelly told Variety for a story published last week.
“I had always been hoping I could reach out to him at a time when he wasn’t angry. I don’t think it would be a good interview if he was angry at me — but then he never stops with the attacks. I was just about to ask him to sit down with me two weeks ago, but then he started up again out of the blue.”
– This story was updated at 4:20 p.m.