Fox’s Megyn Kelly to headline Dan Goodwin’s private party
November 13th, 2016
Megyn Kelly, the Fox News anchor who butted heads with President-elect Donald Trump, is headlining Dan Goodwin’s annual holiday party.
For the past decade, the founder and chairman of Inland Real Estate Group has thrown the by-invitation-only luncheon for friends, colleagues and notable names. Much like business moguls Richard Driehaus and Sam Zell, whose private bashes draw big-name entertainers, Goodwin brings in big-name speakers.
“The purpose is to bring people from all over the state together in the spirit of the season and cooperation right after the election,” says political fundraiser Lisa Wagner, who manages the party.
Last year, headliner Bill O’Reilly predicted Trump had a 20 percent chance of being elected president, and in 2014 the speaker was President George W. Bush.
The Nov. 28 party at the Westin hotel in Lombard has a charitable element, too. Proceeds from a photo opp with Kelly–at $500 a pop–will benefit New Directions Affordable Housing Corporation.
Kelly will talk about her memoir, “Settle For More,” which comes out this week and has already prompted headlines for revelations about her role in Roger Ailes getting booted from his perch at Fox News.
The book also addresses the on-air dust-up between Kelly and Trump during the first debate.