Megyn Kelly 'Definitely' Returning to TV After NBC Finalizes Exit Agreement

  • Megyn Kelly 'Definitely' Returning to TV After NBC Finalizes Exit Agreement

Megyn Kelly 'Definitely' Returning to TV After NBC Finalizes Exit Agreement

Honoree Megyn Kelly speaks onstage during The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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.

Kelly is just halfway through her three-year contract, but NBC has agreed to pay her the remainder of the money, believed to be close to $30 million, according to the network.

A spokesperson for NBC told multiple outlets, "The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC". After months of flagging ratings for her show, Megyn Kelly Today, the network eventually removed the host after she wondered on air why blackface was considered inappropriate, during a segment on Halloween costumes. Kelly, 48, asked Jacob Soboroff, Melissa Rivers, and Jenna Bush Hager during a discussion about censoring 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. "Because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween". Kelly said it was OK when she was "a kid" (she was born in 1970) to don blackface - "so long as you were dressing up as a character". Backlash from fans erupted, with the host apologizing in a memo to staff hours after the show aired.

Officially out: Megyn Kelly and NBC have officially parted ways.