Her 9 a.m. show "Megyn Kelly Today" is ending, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. Sources close to the situation told DailyMail that the Megyn Kelly Today host "is never coming back", and they explained that due to Kelly's "non-break deal", she stands to walk away with as much as $69 million, the remainder of her multi-year NBC contract. "Yesterday we had a discussion here about political correctness and Halloween costumes, and that conversation turned to whether it is ever okay for a person of one race to dress up as another - a black person making their race lighter or a white person making theirs darker, to make a costume complete. Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character".
Megyn Kelly's fate with NBC will reportedly be decided Friday - or maybe it's been decided? - but either way speculation is rampant and she's been trending for days. Kelly had been scheduled to take part in NBC News' coverage of the 2018 midterm elections.
The fallout from Megyn Kelly's blackface comments continues.
"Megyn Kelly Today" is not over yet.
An unofficial NBC source tells Access Megyn Kelly is out at NBC.
The 47-year-old journalist and commentator landed in hot water earlier this week when she defended the use of blackface as a Halloween costume. No reason for the decision has been given by the talent agency, but insiders suggest that a potential conflict of interest would emerge in the event of a clash between Kelly and the network as CAA also represents the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim. NBC have not made any official statement about the future of the show. "But she's costing a lot of money, they might lose advertisers over this controversy, and she's not bringing any return", Cassino added.
Neither Kelly's personal representative nor attorney were immediately available for comment on the anchor's current status at NBC.
They also do not know how they are going to handle her exit from Today and where she goes from there. "Thank you for listening and for helping me listen, too", she said.
January 3, 2017 Megyn Kelly leaves Fox News for NBC.
It's unimaginable. Where would they put her?
After their marriage ended, Kelly did an interview in which she said she had been "betrayed" by someone before she met her current husband.