It’s official. Megyn Kelly and NBC are splitsville.
It all started a few months ago, after Kelly made an “offensive” remark about blackface during a discussion on Halloween costumes. I still don’t think she was intentionally trying to be offensive, and I certainly don’t think she’s a racist.
ANYWAY. It’s over. The negotiating process is over.
Megyn Kelly and NBC News have agreed to terms under which the high-profile TV host will leave the company with the remainder of her $69 million contract, according to a source familiar with the agreement.
Not too shabby.
The news comes after months of negotiations over parts of Kelly’s long-term contract following her removal in October from the 9 a.m. ET hour of NBC’s “Today.” Her morning show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” was cancelled after the anchor made comments about wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume debate.
“The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” NBC said in a statement.
I think NBC was looking for a reason to get rid of her, and that was their chance. To be fair, her show wasn’t doing too hot anyway.
TMZ caught up with Kelly, and it sounds like she plans on making a comeback this year.
Guess we’ll see!
h/t NBC News