Megyn Kelly interviews Ashley Bianco, ABC News producer accused of leaking Amy Robach clip

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 2019

She appeared last month on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight, Kelly's first interview since exiting NBC.

Bianco admits she did copy the clip, but insists she only saved it to ABC's internal system.

Bianco said she was sacked by CBS after the network received a call from rival ABC, informing her new boss that she once had access to the leaked video.

Megyn Kelly announced a comeback on Friday, teasing an interview that will be posted on Instagram and YouTube - an interview with a woman who was sacked after she was suspected of leaking a video hot mic moment of ABC News' Amy Robach, complaining that the network didn't jump on the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago. Kelly asked at the outset of the interview.

BIANCO: I was a crash producer.

Project Veritas, whose founder, James O'Keefe, describes himself as a "guerrilla journalist", published the footage which included Robach saying ABC refused to air an interview she conducted with one of Epstein's victims because the British royal family objected. First of all, I was told, 'Who's Jeffrey Epstein? "I've never communicated with anyone over there".

Bianco said she was watching the feed from her desk when Roach made the now-infamous comments about ABC News refusing to air her Epstein reporting. I mean, it's like I'll never get another job anywhere else.

"I never heard of Project Veritas until this", she said. "I'm not the whistleblower".

"I just want my career back".

The Robach hot mic clip featured the "Good Morning America" and "20/20", co-host complaining that her bosses buried the Jeffrey Epstein sex-slave story- a claim she later backed off of after network bigs scrambled to contain the fallout.

O'Keefe and Project Veritas have also publicly declared that Bianco was not the person who leaked the video to them. Kelly said that the employee was sacked because she had "marked" the video of Robach, but they "suspected that she leaked" the video.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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