Kelly will deliver the opening remarks at the VIP breakfast on Dec. 7 in Los Angeles

By Alexia Fernandez
October 11, 2016 06:13 AM
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Megyn Kelly will take the podium at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment Breakfast in December, marking her first public appearance since the Fox News scandal involving Roger Ailes, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.

Kelly will deliver the opening remarks at the VIP breakfast on Dec. 7 in Los Angeles.

“Megyn Kelly repeatedly has proved her independence and leadership this election year, kicking off and continuing an important discussion about gender following her news-making performance at the first Republican debate,” said Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, in a statement. “Not surprisingly, she stood her ground under attack in ways that made all media — and women — applaud.”

Tina Fey and Ryan Murphy will be honored at the event, where Fey will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award — which recognizes a woman who is a pioneer and a leader in her industry — and Murphy will receive the first-ever Equity in Entertainment Award, which recognizes an individual who has remained committed to more inclusion for women and people of color in the entertainment industry.

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Min said both “perfectly exemplify” the ideals of THR‘s Women in Entertainment initiative.

“They use their enormous influence to question, drive and impact the status quo while being incredibly entertaining and smart both in front of the cameras and behind them,” Min continued.

Kelly, host of the popular Fox News show The Kelly File, recently signed a deal to produce a new scripted political comedy series, Embeds. She is also developing and producing The Residence for FX along with Kevin Spacey and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.