Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Megyn Kelly Is Out at NBC :: Politics :: News :: Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly Is Out at NBC :: Politics :: News :: Megyn Kelly

On Tuesday, Kelly questioned what is racist about wearing a blackface on Halloween.

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News host and current "Today" show host, is reportedly departing NBC after making controversial comments about blackface during a segment this week. And while we're at it, what is Megyn Kelly's net worth and salary? "She is not ever coming back", an NBC exec told DailyMail.

Kelly and her panel were discussing campus' telling students not to wear "inappropriate and offensive" costumes this Halloween.

Still, for NBC, it's a big blow, especially given her reported $69 million contract.

The source then added: 'Here's the worst part - her deal is a non-break deal - so she walks away with all that money. "It's disgusting and heads should roll here because of it", the source said.

Kelly's co-hosts on the main Today show, who present between 7am and 9am before Kelly appears, were heavily critical of her comments.

Reports have begun surfacing the host is out at NBC, though Mediaite has yet to confirm.

Kelly will not be hosting her program on Thursday, and she is unlikely to return later, one of the sources said.

Kelly didn't appear on "Today" on October 27, and a repeat episode was aired instead. "The "Today Show" seems like a foregone conclusion, but there could be some other avenue where they could have a path forward", he said.

On Wednesday evening, reports surfaced that Kelly had also parted ways with her agent at CAA and moved to UTA.

An interview with Jane Fonda turned testy when Kelly brought up plastic surgery, prompting the actress to raise an eyebrow and ask, "We really want to talk about that now?"

"What is racist?" Kelly said. "Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween". Kelly participated in NBC News' coverage of the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh and is slated to take part in NBC News' election-night coverage on November 6.

In recent months, prior to the recent controversy, tensions have been growing between Kelly and NBC News management. "There is no place on our air or in this workplace for them". Kelly's decision to sit down with Jones received backlash and JPMorgan's chief marketing officer said she was "repulsed" that Kelly gave Jones airtime.

I nearly didn't blog the blackface silliness last night, so trivial did it seem, but I'm glad I did given how quickly she was un-personed afterward. "You may have heard that yesterday we had a conversation about political correctness and Halloween costumes".

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