Megyn Kelly Out at NBC News, 'Megyn Kelly Today' Cancelled

'Straight Bull': Fox News' Tomi Lahren Is Furious Megyn Kelly Actually Faces Consequences for Racism

"I learned that given the history of blackface being used in terrible ways by racists in this country, it is not OK for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise", she said.

News says the hour that had belonged to Kelly will be hosted next week by other "Today" show co-anchors.

The decision represents an acknowledgment that the Peacock's big bet on the star anchor to draw new audiences to its news programming was unlikely to bring new rewards.

"Megyn remains an employee of NBC News and discussions about next steps are continuing", said Bryan Freedman.

Rumors of a possible return to Fox News were firmly shot down by an informed and high-level source at her former network on Friday, who told DailyMail.com that Kelly 'is not coming back to any of the Fox News platforms'. "We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best".

Kelly apologized for the comments on Wednesday's show.

Adding to the support was Fox News" meteorologist Janice Dean also weighed in on Twitter, writing: "My friend Megyn Kelly is not a racist.

It has now emerged that she may have wanted to return to Fox News weeks before the debacle erupted and has pushed conservative viewpoints in on-air comments, according to Vanity Fair.




An NBC News article Friday, citing unnamed sources, explained that Kelly is still in talks with the channel about her future. "When I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up as like a character".

Kelly left Fox News to join NBC in early 2017, but her one-hour morning show never took off as hoped.

Kelly issued her first apology to her NBC colleagues on Tuesday night in an email in which she explained that the incident was a teachable moment.

Kelly is in the second year of a three-year contract that reportedly pays her more than $20 million a year.

A former corporate defense attorney, Kelly made her name at Fox News discussing politics in prime time.

Powers wrote: "Megyn Kelly said something racist", should not be a surprising sentence to anyone. By Wednesday morning, NBC co-hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin were criticizing Kelly for her remarks, and were adamant that their co-anchor owed an apology to people of color at large.

"She was trying to spread her wings and do a different type of show", Martin said.

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