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Why Megyn Kelly Is Leaving Fox News For NBC

Why Megyn Kelly Is Leaving Fox News For NBC”

Kelly will host a Sunday night news show and her own daytime news program, sources from the network told the Times. She will also become an "important contributor" to the network's breaking news, political and special events coverage.

"We're lucky to have her", he said. Kelly herself confirmed the news, notes Fox News, posting on Facebook that "I am delighted to be joining the NBC News family and taking on a new challenge".

She generated more attention a year ago after alleging in her memoir that former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her.

Kelly, 46, has become the second-most-watched cable news host after Bill O'Reilly of Fox News. While NBC and other networks had said they could not match the amount offered by Fox, it is likely the network came close and at least offered more than Kelly's current salary of $15 million per year.

Kelly has been at the center of a controversy with Donald Trump during the campaign trail and as released a memoir at the end of the year. The former Fox News employee will host a daytime talk show Monday through Friday as well as a Sunday night news show.

NBC has won the Megyn Kelly sweepstakes. And while the move seems to represent a big career bump for Kelly, some of Trump's biggest fans - and therefore her biggest detractors - couldn't be happier.

The mother-of-three, from NY, began her career as a local news reporter in 2003, after nine years in law. Couric's five year tenure was bedeviled by questions of her "gravitas", a misogynist code-word used to question a chipper woman's ability to deliver hard news. The host of "The Kelly Report" is leaving the network to take on a new role at NBC News.

The announcement isn't going over too well with some of her followers though, as many have been flooding the comment section with less-than enthusiastic responses.

Kelly later revealed that Trump was also "angry" at her because of a segment she ran during her show about his divorce from Ivana Trump.

Since 2013, Kelly has anchored Fox's top-rated "The Kelly File".

The shakeup comes at a time when CNN has made inroads against Fox's long-dominant position in cable news, particularly in the adults 25-54 demographic and during the heat of the presidential election.



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