NBC cancels Megyn Kelly's morning show

Oscar Cross
October 27, 2018

While negotiations continue between Megyn Kelly and NBC, the network announced on Friday that her 9 a.m. talk show has been canceled.

Doppelgänger double-take: No, that's not Megyn Kelly making her first public appearance after a very public fall from grace - it's Charlize Theron. It took just 48 hours for Kelly to be cut from the network.

Bryan Freedman, an attorney for Kelly, said in a statement that she "remains an employee of NBC News and discussions about next steps are continuing". "Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character". "I don't want it to appear that I'm trying to be." she trailed off before telling ET, "I'll just say this to you, I intend to reach out to her, but I have not reached out to her yet". Social media condemnation was swift, and Kelly apologized to fellow NBC staffers later in the day and made a tearful apology on her show Wednesday. The new role would involve her in hard news stories rather than morning show fare. "But I'm not going to be one of the ones piling on Megyn Kelly at this time".

Her exit from NBC News is not official yet. "$23 million per year".

The latest controversy may have tipped the balance.

The cancellation was ostensibly over comments Kelly made earlier in the week questioning whether blackface or whiteface is racist, but a number of other reasons have emerged or been known for a while, such as the show's mediocre ratings and Kelly's clashes with network executives.

NBC hired Kelly away from Fox News with incredible fanfare past year. Trump later complained about her questions, saying, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes".

Although Ms Kelly may have attempted a fresh start at NBC, she couldn't always escape her baggage. At the same time, her former association with Fox caused some NBC colleagues and viewers to regard her with suspicion. She also dismissed the Justice Department report that found rampant racial discrimination in the Ferguson Police Department.

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