NBC News, Megyn Kelly Reach Separation Agreement


Her remarks prompted the suspension of her hour on NBC News' flagship program "Today", but network executives had already been feuding with her over disappointing ratings and the show's editorial focus.

Officially out: Megyn Kelly and NBC have officially parted ways. At the time, the network pulled her off the air after Kelly defended the use of blackface when it's part of a Halloween costume.

Megyn Kelly and NBC have parted ways, nearly three months after the host was ousted from her perch as the host of the third hour of Today.

Megyn Kelly isn't most people.

Kelly, a former Fox News host, joined the network in 2017 on a large deal and in three marquee roles. CNN reported that Kelly, who is in the middle of a three-year, $69 million deal, will be paid the remainder of her contract - believed to be about $30 million. She also briefly hosted an evening newsmagazine that didn't catch on with viewers.

"Hope you don't mind these faces!" she wrote alongside a smiling selfie with Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin.

"You truly do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween", she added. "Like back when I was a kid it was okay if you were dressing up as a character".

Even before the controversial commentary, her future was considered limited at NBC News.

Kelly gave a tearful apology on the show the next day.

NBC shows guests, from left, Melissa Rivers, Jacob Soboroff, Jenna Bush Hager and host Megyn Kelly appeared during a Halloween segment in October of 2018 that eventually got Kelly ousted from the network.

Nearly three months and $69 million later, the disgraced TV host who got suspended for her thoughtless on-air remarks about blackface in late 2018, is no longer an employee of NBC. "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" aired just eight episodes in 2017 - the last being a much-criticized interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.