NBC has announced that it is canceling Megyn Kelly’s show following comments she made about dressing up in blackface.
According to CNN:
(CNN)While negotiations continue between Megyn Kelly and NBC, the network announced on Friday that her 9 a.m. talk show has been canceled.”
Megyn Kelly Today is not returning,” the network said in a statement. “Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other ‘Today’ co-anchors.”
Her exit from NBC News is not official yet. But it will be soon. It’s a foregone conclusion among all the players involved, multiple sources said Thursday.
Kelly’s newly-hired attorney Bryan Freedman reacted to Friday’s NBC announcement with a statement of his own.
It is unclear if Kelly will be paid the rest of her contract. NBC still owes her a reported $69 million.