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

Tabitha Dunn
January 12, 2019

She also briefly hosted an evening newsmagazine that didn't catch on with viewers.

Exit discussions have been ongoing since October 25th, with her Today hour being cancelled the following day.

Megyn Kelly, a former NBC host who has parted ways with the network over her controversial blackface comments, has confirmed that viewers will see her on TV again this year.

"The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC", NBC News said in a statement Friday. Kelly was in the second of a three-year contract that reportedly paid her more than $20 million (around P1.4 billion) a year.

NBC announced Friday night that it has reached a final exit agreement (see: payout) with Kelly, whose departure was prompted when she questioned on air whether wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume is actually racist. She will be replaced in the third hour of "Today" by anchors Craig Melvin, Al Roker, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones, NBC said.

"You truly do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween", she added.

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In this September 21, 2017 file photo, Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in NY.

Kelly will be subject to an industry standard nondisparagement clause, limiting what she can say about her time at NBC and her interactions with NBC executives.

Kelly said it was acceptable when she was a kid to don black face "as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character".

Kelly's Sunday night newsmagazine program, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly", was widely panned and discontinued after a short run in the summer of 2017.

"And I don't know, I felt like who doesn't love Diana Ross?" At one point, she asked what costumes could be considered racist.

The backlash to Kelly was swift and immediate, exceeding the outrage she generated for her remarks years ago about Santa's race.

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