Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox for NBC

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After a year of scandals that included a public back and forth with the eventual President-elect Donald Trump, involvement in the sexual assault case against former boss Roger Ailes, and publishing a controversial memoir, news anchor and television personality Megyn Kelly is leaving her longtime position at Fox News for a gig at NBC.

Kelly, whose hosted The Kelly File on Fox News since 2013, announced the departure on her Facebook page, posting:

“Over a dozen years ago I started at Fox News in a job that would change my life. Now, I have decided to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched for the experiences I’ve had. I have agreed to join NBC News, where I will be launching a new daytime show Monday through Friday, along with a Sunday evening news magazine program. I will also participate in NBC’s breaking news coverage and its political and special events coverage.”

“While I will greatly miss my colleagues at Fox, I am delighted to be joining the NBC News family and taking on a new challenge. I remain deeply grateful to Fox News, to Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch, and especially to all of the FNC viewers, who have taught me so much about what really matters. More to come soon.”

“Happy New Year, and God bless.”

The specific terms of Kelly’s deal with NBC Universal have yet to be released. Andrew Lack, chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, released a statement saying, “Megyn Kelly is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career. She’s demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her.”

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