Megyn Kelly Leaves NBC with $69 Million Payout

Megyn Kelly Leaves NBC with $69 Million Payout

Bowing to the terms of the contract, NBC will pay Kelly the remaining sum of money, believed to total about $30 million, two of the sources said.

"The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC", the network confirmed on Friday night. Kelly apologized to her staff that afternoon.

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.

The 48-year-old television personality parted ways with the network following her controversial discussion of blackface worn for Halloween costumes.

Kelly joined NBC in 2017, agreeing to a three-year, $69 million deal to host a Sunday night news program and a daily morning show as part of the "TODAY" family.

This contributed to tensions between Kelly and NBC executives, including NBC News chair Andy Lack, who invested tens of millions of dollars in her hiring.

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On Friday night, NBC News confirmed toThe New York Times that both sides reached an agreement, nearly three months after the network fired Kelly for wondering why it was inappropriate for people to wear blackface costumes on Halloween.

She made news at NBC when interviewing women who accused Trump of inappropriate behaviour and spoke with accusers of Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly, Roy Moore and others, as well as women who say they were harassed on Capitol Hill.

"I don't know how, like, that got racist on Halloween", Kelly said in comments that enraged viewers and colleagues, including a stunned Al Roker.

When those stories began to fade, Kelly had trouble attracting an audience in the soft-focus world of morning television. Her regret over the comment, however, was apparently not enough to sway NBC executives. "Like, back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character".

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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