Published: Sat, January 12, 2019

Megyn Kelly 'Definitely' Returning to TV After NBC Finalizes Exit Agreement

Megyn Kelly 'Definitely' Returning to TV After NBC Finalizes Exit Agreement

Kelly, a former Fox News host, joined the network in 2017 on a large deal and in three marquee roles.

Kelly is just halfway through her three-year contract, but NBC has agreed to pay her the remainder of the money, believed to be close to $30 million, according to the network.

News announced its professional divorce agreement with Megyn Kelly late Friday, ending an association with the former Fox News Channel star whose attempt to become a network morning television star as part of the Today show floundered.

Kelly departed from NBC on Friday after months of negotiations, which were triggered by her on-air claims that people can paint their faces black for Halloween to impersonate black persons - a statement that plenty of PC supporters branded as "racist".


Kelly's last appearance on Today was on October 24, when she apologized for her remarks that occurred during a panel discussion about Halloween the day before. But NBC canceled her show. Kelly, 48, asked Jacob Soboroff, Melissa Rivers, and Jenna Bush Hager during a discussion about censoring Halloween costumes. "Truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character".

Kelly gave a tearful apology on the show the next day. " It was also acceptable, she believed, when "Real Housewives of New York" reality star Luanne de Lesseps wore blackface as Diana Ross for an episode". Her daily morning show, "Megyn Kelly Today", suffered low ratings, and her assertive style at times seemed out of place in the anodyne environment of morning television.

Kelly's Sunday night newsmagazine program, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly", was widely panned and discontinued after a short run in the summer of 2017.

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