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Megyn Kelly has officially jumped ship, leaving Fox News to join NBC News, NBC announced Tuesday.
Kelly, 46, spend 12 years at Fox News, most recently as the host of The Kelly Files, but has now accepted an offer to triple her duties at NBC News, hosting an hour-long daytime news show Monday through Friday, a Sunday night news show, and participate in major event coverage.
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The new schedule is reportedly appealing to Kelly in part because, with a daytime show, she will have more time to spend with her children and husband. Kelly was Fox News’ second-most watched host after Bill O’Reilly and her departure will leave a hole in the network’s prime-time lineup just months after chairman Roger Ailes was ousted following sexual harassment allegations. In going to NBC, Kelly turns down $20 million offered to her by Fox to stay on after her current contract expires this summer. h/t thisweek
Kelly’s payday at NBC is undisclosed, but the network had “made it clear that they could not match that money from Fox,” The New York Times writes. Jeva Lange.
Many Fox News watcher balked over Kelly’s open disdain for now president-elect Donald Trump and her secret support of losing presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
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