Megyn Kelly to Ditch Fox News for NBC News
- Author: Adam Floyd Jan 04, 2017,
Jan 04, 2017, 0:22
This afternoon, the news anchor came out to explain exactly what she will be doing at the new network and how she feels about leaving Fox News.
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"Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career", Andrew Lack, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, said in a release.
One of those women was Megyn Kelly, who reportedly showed investigators notes she had taken regarding specific incidents. Her Fox show airs live at 9 p.m., giving her no time at home with her children in the evenings.More news: Smart's 3 sends Celtics past Knicks on Christmas
Kelly's allegations were one of several that emerged after another Fox News anchor, Gretchen Carlson, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes previous year.
Her schedule at Fox, where she hosted a daily news show at 9pm U.S. eastern time, made that impossible.
Reports indicate that an offer of $20 million per year from Fox News was not enough to entice Kelly to stay. The second most watched host on cable news will be taking on a tripartite role at NBC, anchoring a Sunday night news show, participating in coverage of major political events, and hosting a daytime news show. During the 2016 presidential election, she attracted the ire of Donald Trump after she questioned him about the derogatory way he had referred to women in the past. "Now, I have made a decision to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched for the experiences I've had", Kelly said in a statement posted on Facebook and Twitter "...
A representative for Fox News did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze. Kelly and her representatives also held talks with CNN and ABC, among other potential outlets, before deciding on NBC.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Kelly's move may also be prompted by "her desire to strike a saner work-life balance".