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Megyn Kelly announced that she will be leaving Fox News where she worked for 12 years and will join NBC News in a broader role. She will host her own daytime news show, host a discussion program and help with political coverage according to published reports. The New York Times broke the story and reported  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.” Kelly has hosted her own program on Fox’s lineup called The Kelly File since 2013 that has garnered 2.5 million nightly viewers. Her last show will be on Jan 3.

The move doesn’t surprise many. There was speculation that Kelly was going to move on from Fox when she told Vanity Fair that “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I really like my show, and I love my team,” Kelly added. “But, you know, there’s a lot of brain damage that comes from the job.”

Kelly wrote to her followers on Facebook regarding the decision.

“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,” she added. “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.”

 

 

 

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