She’s that much closer to closing this chapter! Disgraced former NBC daytime host Megyn Kelly‘s show was canceled back in October after she made controversial comments seemingly defending the use of blackface as a Halloween costume, it seems like she can almost finally put the entire ordeal behind her. According to The Blast, Megyn reached a settlement in her NBC contract that will allow her to walk away with a pretty big paycheck and allow her to get back to work as soon as possible.
According to The Blast, Megyn agreed to receive her $37 million salary payout from NBC in a series of payments over the course of a year and a half — which is how long she has left on her NBC contract — rather than receiving the payout in full. The network also wants to make sure that Megyn will abide by her confidentiality agreement which will prevent her from speaking out about the network publicly.
Meanwhile, the 48-year-old hopes to get the deal settled as soon as possible so that she could return to work. Sources revealed to The Blast that “her phone is blowing up” with offers and she is still deciding on which hosting job at which network she wants to take next.
Megyn hasn’t been on TV ever since her NBC daytime talk show Megyn Kelly Today was canceled back in October, and in her apology statement obtained by Us Weekly, it seems like she’s ready to continue her work as a leading voice in news coverage in this political climate.
“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.”