Well it finally has happened. Megyn Kelly’s time at NBC appears to be over. The tipping point was a controversy about her saying blackface is OK at Halloween. In truth, people at the network have been trying to get rid of her for months.
Megyn Kelly Out At NBC’s ‘Today’ Show, Source Says
Megyn Kelly was once talked about as the future face of NBC News — possibly as its next chief news anchor. Now, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, she has lost her perch as host of NBC’s Today show at 9 a.m.
Negotiations between NBC and Kelly are ongoing, the person said.
“It’s clear she will not be returning to the network,” the person told NPR.
Over the past two days, Kelly has unsuccessfully sought to contain the damage from several statements she made on her hour on Today defending the desire of white people to dress up in blackface costume for Halloween.
The network gave no reply to NPR’s questions on Kelly’s status, though an NBC News official did tell NPR that her show would run in repeats Thursday and Friday, given the controversy.
Don’t feel too bad for Megyn. She’s probably going to leave with her $69 million dollar contract in tact.