Megyn Kelly was fired from NBC, but speculation surrounded how much she would be paid for her exit. According to reports the former host is close to finalizing a deal for $30 million.
According to Page Six:
Megyn Kelly is close to finalizing a $30 million exit from NBC, sources confirm to Page Six.
The embattled anchor, who celebrated her 48th birthday Sunday, was dumped from her 9 a.m. slot on “Today” last month after questioning why it was racist to wear blackface for Halloween.
And as she prepares to sign her exit deal, the mom of three is already planning her return to TV, Page Six has learned.
Sources say NBC owner Comcast will pay Kelly around $30 million. She signed a $69 million deal when she joined the network after leaving Fox News in 2017.
The report also indicated that the payoff was done in order to avoid a potential lawsuit from Kelly.