Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox News For NBC

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Trump is on a roll: having dispatched of Ford's Mexican facility plans, followed shortly by the GOP's proposal to overhaul the independent Ethics office just just a handful of tweets, moments ago the NYT reported that Trump's old Fox News nemesis, Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox to join NBC.

According to the Times report, Kelly will take a “triple role” at NBC: hosting a daytime news and discussion show, anchoring a Sunday night news show and being a central part of the network’s special coverage of politics and other big events. Kelly's departure is certainly not due to her ratings: she was the second-most-watched anchor on cable news, behind only Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

More details from the NYT:

Megyn Kelly, who arrived at Fox News 12 years ago as a television news neophyte but rose to become one of its two biggest stars, has decided to leave the network to take on a broad new role at NBC News for an undisclosed amount, people briefed on the negotiations said on Tuesday.

 

The NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, wooed Ms. Kelly away from Fox News by offering her a triple role in which she will host her own daytime news and discussion program, anchor an in-depth Sunday night news show and take regular part in the network’s special political programming and other big-event coverage.

 

The move will herald a seismic shift in the cable news landscape, where Ms. Kelly had become the second-most watched host — after Bill O’Reilly of Fox News — and often helped define the national political debate, especially over the last year as Donald J. Trump regularly attacked her, at times in viciously personal terms.

 

Ms. Kelly’s departure would upend Fox News’s vaunted prime-time lineup and inject a new dose of tumult just a few months after the departure of the network’s powerful founding chairman, Roger Ailes, who was ousted after several women made allegations that he sexually harassed them.

Kelly appears to also be taking a pay cut with her depatrure: 21st Century Fox, controlled by the family of Rupert Murdoch, had reportedly offered Kelly more than $20 million a year to stay after her current contract expires this year. Accrding to the NYT, "rival networks seeking to hire Ms. Kelly away, including NBC News, had made it clear that they could not match that money from Fox, the cable news leader for the last 15 years running."

And all of this in a day's work for Trump who is not even president for another 17 days.

Below is the press release just issued by NBC News

MEGYN KELLY JOINS NBC NEWSKelly to Anchor New Daytime News Program & Primetime Magazine Show

 

JANUARY 3, 2017 — Megyn Kelly, one of America’s most prominent news anchors, will join NBC News, it was announced today by Andrew Lack, Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group.

 

Kelly will become anchor of a new one hour daytime program that she will develop closely with NBC News colleagues. The show will air Monday through Friday at a time to be announced in the coming months.

 

As part of the multi-year agreement, Kelly will also anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and will become an important contributor to NBC’s breaking news coverage as well as the network’s political and special events coverage.

 

Details about both of Kelly’s news programs will be unveiled in the coming months.

 

“Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career” Lack said. “She’s demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her.”

 

Kelly joins NBC News at a time when all four broadcasts in the division – “TODAY,” “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “Meet the Press,” and “Dateline NBC” – are leading in the key 25-54 news demo and the coveted 18-49 demo in the 2016-17 season to date. All four shows also won those same two demos in the November sweep period, the first time that has happened since 2002.

 

Kelly has consistently delivered top ratings while maintaining a uniquely strong connection with her viewers and an important voice on social media. Since 2013, Kelly has anchored FOX News Channel’s (FNC) The Kelly File, which she helped to create. The Kelly File is consistently the number one news program in overall viewers on cable news and first among the critical 25-54 demo audience. It is also the number two show in all of cable news. She joined FNC in 2004 as a Washington-based correspondent.

Finally, here is her own statement as tweeted moments ago:

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Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Newly minted presstitute.

Pinto Currency's picture

Watching psychological break-down of a person in real time.
She doesn't know it, but she is in collapse.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture

Always fascinating to me - human nature - when women who state that they want to be "judged by their brain" present themselves in incredibly tight dresses in order to up the eye candy factor. Don't get me wrong, I love eye candy. But lets stop pretending, Megyn...

I thank God that Hillary(!) didn't try the tight dresses route.

Draybin Deffercon III's picture

Nice to know that so many of you will accept your globalist overlords if their shills come wrapped in a tight dress.

Manthong's picture

Well, there goes that career.

Adios, toots…

Don’t the door hit you on the fanny on your way out.

..and it won’t do that failing MSM state propaganda horn any good.

 

Stackers's picture

She will fit right in with the rest of the commy shills

Manthong's picture

Drudge Headline: “Fox Star Goes Peacock”…

I think “turkey” is more accurate.

robertsgt40's picture

What's the fuss about? Not unlike a hooker changing escort services. Still a hooker.

CuttingEdge's picture

Kelly leaving has nothing to do with Trump, and everything to do with the fact that none of the other major players at Fox has respect for the self-serving bitch.

And besides, Ainsley Earhardt is both cute and sexy.  Megyn hasn't either of those assets, because they require possessing a personality in the first instance.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes. Her biased coverage during the election was pitiful. Not lost on the FOX executives and her coworkers. She's fucking awful. I never watched her show once. Buh bye....

bigkahuna's picture

bye MeGyn - dont let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

WordSmith2013's picture

The ultimate P R E S S T I T U T E !

 

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=53717

 

Megyn Kelly: Liberal Plant, Intelligence Asset, Shameless Presstitute or All Three


tenpanhandle's picture

At first glance she looks hot but upon a closer look one can see that there is something wrong about her face.  Looks like a bunch of Picasso people puzzle pieces put together.

Bad Attitude's picture

I'm glad Megyn is leaving Fox. After her last promotion, she became an insufferable bitch.

Forward (over the cliff)!

Creative_Destruct's picture

Another attempt to achieve an Oprah-like media presence "expansion" that most likely will result in a fast track to low ratings and obscurity.

Didn't every really like her, but she was ok until she got fixated on the "Trump is a predator" meme. Have fun with the leftist MSM clowns Megyn. Good riddance.

fleur de lis's picture

She started out all right way back in the early days, dressed in attractive but professional attire.

But at the beginning of this last electiion cycle she started wearing expensive hoochie outfits.

Always looked like she was going to a cocktail party.

She looked great in the outfits but they were entirely inappropriate and detractive from the subject matter.

It's baffling what happened to her wardrobe and her poor sense of decorum. 

 

TheObsoleteMan's picture

This is what women her age do, look at it as a last hurrah. they know menopause is right around the corner, and they aren't sure how it will affect them, so they go all in on the slut look.

Antifaschistische's picture

I couldn't stand the way she looked at the camera and licked her hyper-glossed lips like she was a narcissistic teen staring in the mirror.  it was so obvious, that I assume there actually was a monitor of herself that she was staring at all the time.

musimann's picture

she got her 25 million payoff for doing their dirty work.

I am more equal than others's picture

 

I hope to see her do porno soon. 

I'm certain she would do a better job fake-cumming than as journalist - fake-newsing it.

The Saint's picture

Not a fan of Megyn so I don't care where she goes or what she does.

But....When is Roger Ailes going to start his own network?  I'm tired of turning the channel to syfi everytime Fox trotts out one of their Fucking Liberal Fake News Liars on air.   I can't stand those MFers.

Come on Roger, start a new conservative news network.  Call it "What Ailes You."  LOL

 

fleur de lis's picture

Trump should start Trump TV.

No matter what they air they will make money.

Besides, the Marxist alphabetroids had their day in the sun and spewed nonstop cultural decay.

CBSCNNABCNBC are so yesterday.

 

Syrin's picture

Why does this bitch get so much attention?   I couldn't care less about her, yet she is all over the headlines.

Draybin Deffercon III's picture

Because she's invited to "pizza" parties?

chiquita's picture

Yesterday's "it" news girl was Katie Couric--where is she today?  That's where Megyn Kelly will be in just about the same two minutes Katie had.  Women just don't do well in high profile positions like this unless it tends towards more gossipy, less newsy or political, type TV (like Oprah or Barbara Walters).  There's too much scrutiny and criticism, not to mention back stabbing by men (and other women).  Look at the comments here--meow--much about her looks and how she dressed.  And that was from men!  She could have done better than going to NBC, but frankly, she's just jumping ship. No matter how much they offered, who would want to stay where so many people don't like you?Reports were she was not very well-liked at FOX.  

Calmyourself's picture

Great,  Megan can fail at MSNBC, Fox or NBC it matters not her fifteen minutes is over, stick with taking facials with your skin care product line.

xythras's picture

Now Trump can swing at her at ease.

Not that anything was stopping him before 

MisterMousePotato's picture

I've seen this before. Arianna Huffington?

MisterMousePotato's picture

Katie never pretended to be conservative or any kind of American at all that I know of.

wee-weed up's picture

Now she can really earn her creds as a full-fledged presstitute.

Never One Roach's picture

She'll be nominated the "Queen of Fake News" at her new home in the bowels of MSM. NBC won't be around in 5 years anyway. Maybe she can join whopie The View or maybe sit next to Ol'e Chrlie Rose on that other shill show. He'd like that I bet but given his heart attack in paris, he better stay on low dose Viagra. Megan may be too much for Charlie.

Maybe she can start a lip gloss line or peddle weight loss stuff with Oprah and Rosie O'Donell.

Raffie's picture

So FOX is draining the swamp?

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Calmypirself,

Damn, man that's pretty harsh. But Fuck it. This is Fight Club. That Cunt should be in a Bukaki Circle Jerk Jizz to the face Theater.

Oldwood's picture

So, if she didn't go for the money, then WHAT?

musimann's picture

she did it for 25 million.

Froman's picture

Just Katie Couric part deux...cannot wait to see the bull shit stories/mockumentaries this one trots out. 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Well, there goes that career."~

My thoughts exactly. So how long before we find her down slumming with MSNBC trash like Madcow and "Leg tingles" Matthews? Personally I congratulate her. She just took them schnooks to the cleaners. They'll never recoup what that cost them.

musimann's picture

Hey Megan, The cunt store just called. They are running out of you.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture

WTF?!?!? You didn't mention bitcoin in your comment! Did you take your meds today?

Draybin Deffercon III's picture

I bet you get some hot poontang driving that tractor around.

LyLo's picture

What did you think we meant when we ladies say "well-equipped?"  ;)

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture

Whew! Back on the correct meds. I am relieved now. You're OK...

Draybin Deffercon III's picture

If you bring any of your carrots or potatoes to my BTC mining operation after teh collapse I will fire one shot and give you a whole 5 seconds to get the hell off my land.

Arnold's picture

Now that exchange right there makes the price of admission all worthwhile.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture

So, it's true, you actually can buy nerf shooters & super soakers with bitcoin to go along with your Commodore 64

 

Whew! I was almost convinced that they had zero value whatsoever.