Confirmed: Megyn Kelly leaves NBC with $30 million payout

Conservative Firing Line | 1/12/2019 | Staff
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On Friday, Bloomberg and others reported that Megyn Kelly is leaving NBC with a $30 million payout. This, NBC says, is the remainder of her $69 million deal.

According to NBC, “[t]he announcement comes months after negotiations over Kelly’s contract following her termination for making derogatory racial comments.”

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NBC added:

THE NEWS COMES AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS OVER PARTS OF KELLY’S LONG-TERM CONTRACT FOLLOWING HER REMOVAL IN OCTOBER FROM THE 9 A.M. ET HOUR OF NBC’S “TODAY.” HER MORNING SHOW, “MEGYN KELLY TODAY,” WAS CANCELLED AFTER THE ANCHOR MADE COMMENTS ABOUT WEARING BLACKFACE AS PART OF A HALLOWEEN COSTUME DEBATE.

PARTIES - HAVE - RESOLVED - THEIR - DIFFERENCES

“THE PARTIES HAVE RESOLVED THEIR DIFFERENCES, AND MEGYN KELLY IS NO LONGER AN EMPLOYEE OF NBC,” NBC SAID IN A STATEMENT.

KELLY APOLOGIZED FOR THE COMMENTS DIRECTLY AFTER THE SHOW AIRED AND THEN ON AIR THE NEXT DAY BUT WAS CRITICIZED BY SEVERAL NBC NEWS PERSONALITIES, INCLUDING AL ROKER, WHO WERE UPSET WITH HER OVER THE STATEMENTS.

Kelly - Fox - News - NBC - Controversy

Kelly left Fox News and joined NBC in 2017. Before the racial controversy, NBC said, her ratings had taken a dip when compared to previous hosts. And her disastrous ratings prompted the network to end her Sunday program at least two episodes earlier than scheduled.

At the time, Breitbart said:

KELLY - HAS - ALIENATED - EVERYONE - EXCEPT

KELLY HAS ALIENATED EVERYONE EXCEPT THE SMALL BAND OF “NEVER TRUMPERS” ON TWITTER AND ANTI-TRUMP PUNDITS WHO, SO DESPERATE FOR AFFIRMATION AND ATTENTION TO MAKE UP FOR THEIR NUMEROUS INSECURITIES, GLEEFULLY ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE USED AS THE LEGACY MEDIA’S USEFUL IDIOTS. THE ONLY SILVER LINING FOR TODAY MAY BE THAT...
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