Megyn Kelly & NBC Reach Exit Deal 3 Months After Blackface Controversy

Nathan Congleton  NBC  NBCU

Nathan Congleton NBC NBCU

Megyn Kelly has officially left NBC, the network said in a statement on Friday.

Kelly will be walking away with her full $69 million contract, meaning she will be collecting a lump sum between $25 and $30 million, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. " Kelly said on her show back on October 23".

Kelly joined NBC in 2017, agreeing to a three-year, $69 million deal to host a Sunday night news program and a daily morning show as part of the "TODAY" family.

Megyn Kelly and NBC have reached an exit agreement, almost three months after the television host made controversial comments about blackface on television.

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Her comments that drew outrage on social media and condemnations from Kelly's colleagues at NBC, including Craig Melvin and Al Roker, and was covered by Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News. While it was reported previous year that NBC was expected to pay out the rest of Kelly's contract in full, the two parties continued to negotiate other terms, including non-compete and non-disclosure clauses.

In an on-the-street interview with a TMZ cameraman in New York City Thursday night, Kelly said viewers will "definitely see me back" on television.

Later that day, Kelly apologized to NBC staff in a memo, which was then criticized by Al Roker during the first hour of Today on October 24.

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