NBC Officially Cancels Megyn Kelly Show, Will Replace With ‘Today’ Co-anchors

NBC Officially Cancels Megyn Kelly Show, Will Replace With ‘Today’ Co-anchors

NBC Officially Cancels Megyn Kelly Show, Will Replace With ‘Today’ Co-anchors

"An NBC News spokesperson said in a statement, "'Megyn Kelly Today" is not returning.

As of Friday afternoon, NBC had not said whether it plans to remove Kelly from the network altogether.

Stelter chimed in on the rocky relationship Kelly has had with NBC over the a year ago, saying there was a lot of resentment among staff and executives, prompting co-host Alisyn Camerota to say, "She was also paid a lot".

In the latest report by NBC itself, sources said Kelly was still in discussions with executives about her future at the network. But negotiations over her exit from NBC are underway, according to a person familiar with the talks who wasn't authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

She last appeared on her show on the network on October 24, apologizing at the top of the segment for her comments the previous day about blackface and whiteface.

A number of reports have said Kelly will definitely leave NBC entirely but wants the remainder of her three-year contract, which owes her approximately $50 million.

She largely floundered with that soft-news focus and a pair of awkward and hostile interviews with Hollywood figures Jane Fonda and Debra Messing backfired with bad publicity.

"What is racist? Because, truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween", she said on Tuesday.

"I defended the idea saying as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume it seemed okay". "Everyone's feeling is, even if you have to pay her [the remainder of her contract], pay her", one employee told The Washington Post.

Kelly has reportedly expressed interest in returning to Fox News, but the network indicated to Deadline it might not welcome her back. During the first GOP debate in 2015, she asked Mr Trump about calling women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals". She has accused Fox co-founder Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her. Ailes died in May 2017.

She also created controversy with her stance on race.

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