Megyn Kelly Is Reportedly Free To Work For Other Outlets Following NBC Departure
Start typing up that résumé, Megyn Kelly! The disgraced talk show host — whose show was canceled by NBC execs following her comments on blackface — is reportedly free to work for other news outlets.
A source dished to Variety that the 48-year-old is not expected to be bound by any non-compete restrictions, and could take a job at other operations. That said, a spokesman for Megyn declined to comment and NBCUniversal declined to make executives available for comment.
Hours after Megyn came under fire for the comments she made during her TV show, Megyn Kelly Today, she apologized to her “friends and teammates. In an email obtained by Us Weekly in October, she wrote in part, “I realize now that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry. The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep. I’ve never been a [politically correct] kind of person — but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year,” Megyn wrote to her colleagues.
“This is a time for more understanding, love, sensitivity, and honor, and I want to be part of that. I look forward to continuing that discussion. I’m honored to work with all of you every day,” she concluded the email.
But there’s certainly no need to feel sorry for her. Sure, she was the one to say the comments, but she’s also expected to walk away from the network with a whopping $30 million. “NBC decided rather than fight and face a lawsuit from her, they — and more importantly Comcast with all its money — decided to draw a line under the entire debacle and pay Megyn the full amount owed in her contract to go away,” a source told Page Six.
And while you may be thinking it’ll be hard for her to find a job, think again. “This is far from the end of her TV career — in the [Donald] Trump era there are few broadcasters like her,” the PS source concluded. “Megyn would likely take a short break from TV and return to cable news ahead of the 2020 election.”
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