Multiple sources report that her 3-year, $69 million deal with the network remains intact with NBC paying her the remaining sum of money from the contract.
Three months after the blackface comments controversy, Megyn Kelly and NBC have reached an exit agreement. According to a statement released on Friday, January 11, the former “Today” co-host had officially left the network.
“The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” the statement read.
Megyn was halfway through her three-year, $69 million contract when “Megyn Kelly Today”, the third hour of the NBC daytime show, was canceled following backlash over her blackface remarks. Multiple sources report that the contract remains intact with NBC paying her the remaining sum of money from the contract which is believed to be about $30 million.
Both representatives for NBC and Megyn refused to detail the exact terms of her exit.
As Megyn is reportedly not to be subject to any “noncompete” clause, she will be elligible to join another network right away. “Megyn can add life to cable news by bringing a more productive discussion. She’s a seasoned lawyer and doesn’t align herself with either Democrats or Republicans,” a source reveals to Radar Online.
“With cable shows either completely pro [Donald] Trump or completely anti Trump her only loyalty is to the viewer,” the source adds. “She is unpredictable because the truth is unpredictable.”
Prior to this, Megyn vowed to be back on TV this year. “You’ll definitely see me back on [television],” she said to TMZ.
Megyn was let go from the NBC daytime show following backlash over her blackface remarks in which she questioned why it was considered racist to do a blackface for Halloween. She received a huge backlash for it, prompting her to apologize in the next episode of her segment.
Just a few days ago, the Peacock network announced the replacement hosts for Megyn. It’s revealed that Dylan Dreyer alongside Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin will co-host every weekday morning at 9 A.M.