Megyn Kelly 'Definitely' Returning to TV After NBC Finalizes Exit Agreement

Lawrence Kim
January 12, 2019

News started pushing Kelly out the door just days after she made several comments about whether or not Halloween costumes featuring blackface are offensive.

She brought up blackface during a segment the week before Halloween while holding a round-table discussion with an all-white panel about offensive costumes.

Kelly apologized on her show the next day, but it wasn't enough: Lack condemned her remarks in a town hall meeting at NBC, and by the end of the week Megyn Kelly Today was cancelled.

Terms of the severance were not disclosed.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that per the agreement, Megyn will be paid the remaining $69 million dollars, as formerly promised in her three-year contract, and she will no longer be held to a non-compete clause.

Despite her differences with NBC News management, Kelly won accolades for her interviews with accusers of President Donald Trump, Bill O'Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and other powerful men.

Prior to her tenure at NBC, she spent over a decade in various roles at Fox News.

While at Fox, her accusations of unwanted sexual advances by the network's late chief executive, Roger Ailes, helped lead to his firing.

Time magazine, which honoured "The Silence Breakers" as its Person of the Year in 2017, cited Kelly as the group's leader in the entertainment field. This means the news anchor is able to begin working immediately.

"What is racist?" she said on the show. "Because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. Like, back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character". " It was also acceptable, she believed, when "Real Housewives of New York" reality star Luanne de Lesseps wore blackface as Diana Ross for an episode".

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