Megyn Kelly Is Out at NBC :: Politics :: News :: Megyn Kelly

Oscar Cross
October 25, 2018

Reports that Megyn Kelly is parting ways with NBC after a "blackface" Halloween costume remark have sent Twitter into convulsions.

Today tackled Kelly's remarks hours before Lack's meeting, and before Kelly returned to her third hour of the Today franchise to open with her on-air apology.

Can Megyn Kelly and NBC fix a relationship that is already being torn asunder by press reports? It actually made her a breakout star at the conservative network. But it was hard for Kelly, who joined NBC from Fox News, to make the transition.

JPMorgan Chase pulled its ads from the show following Kelly's interview with Infowars founder Alex Jones.

Regardless of her employment status, Kelly will reportedly be paid her entire $69 million contract. They'd dropped more than 30 percent, year-to-year, in her time slot.

Megyn Kelly's original comments about blackface which aired on the Tuesday edition of Megyn Kelly Today. Fox News host Laura Ingraham is still struggling to woo advertisers after several controversial comments in recent months that have led to ad boycotts, according to Politico. "She's hiring an attorney to protect her rights in this scenario, and my sources say she believes that the way that NBC is handling her is inappropriate..."

Kelly failed to understand the implicit inequality of a situation in which someone dresses up as another race - particularly a white person dressing as a person of color, even if it is a famous character.

Kelly also told Jones that she was a "combination of Mike Wallace, Oprah Winfrey and Larry the Cable Guy".

In an effort to convey a sunnier persona, Kelly danced awkwardly on the air with a "Today" show colleague, Hoda Kotb, to a Pitbull song. In the spirit of Halloween, Kelly and her panellists tackled the issue of contentious costumes. Furthermore, NBC has long had a policy against having sponsored integration in a news-focused program like The Today Show.

Brad Reed is a news writer at Raw Story. The network did assign her as part of the team to cover the Olympics coverage in February, saying it did not want to disrupt her momentum.

Producer Stu Burguiere noted that Kelly has been an outspoken critic of the way NBC handled several allegations of sexual harassment and assault over the past year.

Another NBC source tells us it didn't help that Megyn's co-workers "hated" being on air with her.

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