Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Megyn Kelly to Join NBC News

Megyn Kelly's out at Fox News.

Her bottom line was $20 million, which Fox had already guaranteed in a renewed contract. But I'm sure Fox was toxic after the Roger Ailes sexual harassment episode, and I think perhaps to some extent Kelly's controversy with conservatives on her treatment of Donald Trump was an issue. Obviously, for her it was time to move on.

At Politco and CNN:

Also, all over Memeorandum.

ADDED: Stelter, speaking on CNN, said the "bottom line here" is that Kelly wanted to get away from Fox News, to the point of taking a pay cut to do so. Apparently, she's going to have a roving "Katie Couric-type role" at NBC, and better hours, so she can spend more time with her family.