Megyn Kelly Will Reportedly Cease Hosting NBC Morning Show


Following her comments defending blackface earlier this week, NBC's Megyn Kelly has stepped away from her morning show and may not return, some sources say.

"That was OK when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character", she said, according to Business Insider.

The split with NBC comes the day after Megyn's emotional on-air apology where she insisted she'd learned a lesson due to the backlash.

A source tells the news outlet that NBC executives 'think it might be flawless time to give her Today time slot to Kelly, who has a huge fan base and is extremely well-liked and relatable'.

An official statement has yet to be made by the network. "There was no material difference to our buys when they shifted from "Today" to 'Megyn Kelly Today'". There was plenty of hype around "Megyn Kelly Today" when it debuted in September 2017. "And while I use that word lightly when describing Megyn, Jackie had zero control of her and enabled a culture of toxicity at the show".

NBC makeup artist Lauren Napier told Cosmopolitan that it was an insult to the public for Kelly to claim ignorance on the subject of blackface. NBC colleagues quickly became her biggest critics when Craig Melvin called her comments "racist and ignorant" and Al Roker said she "owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country".

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Kelly has parted ways with her talent agency, CAA, sources told CNN, and she has hired attorney Bryan Freedman.

"There was a controversy on The Real Housewives of NY with Luann, and she dressed as Diana Ross, and she made her skin look darker than it really is and people said that that was racist", Kelly said.

Kelly, a former Fox News star, got into hot water Tuesday on her talk show program when she stood up for reality TV star Luann de Lesseps darkening her skin to look like Diana Ross. I defended the idea [of black face], saying that as long it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed okay. Kelly's actually been married twice and was ready to break up with her second husband after he nearly killed her dog. After just eight episodes, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" was pulled, but not before Kelly had drummed up some controversy.

"For them to have had it on Nightly and the TODAY show, it would have been discussed by Andy and Noah".

In the next few weeks, NBC and Kelly's relationship soured.