FOX News superstar Megyn Kelly rocked the media world on Tuesday morning after reports that host of the prime time Kelly File was leaving the network to go to NBC News after 12 years at the nation’s leading cable news network.
NBC won a heated battle to obtain the talented anchor among CNN and other bidders. Kelly’s contract was set to expire in the summer of 2017. On her Tuesday evening program, Kelly announced that her final show on Fox will be this Friday and explained the reason for her departure.
A teary-eyed Kelly said that accepting her new challenge at NBC News, where she will a host daytime news and discussion program, anchor an in-depth Sunday night news magazine and take regular part in the network’s special political programming (like presidential debates) and other big-event coverage, is a difficult one considering her love for her staff, production team and other associates at Fox. She also cited her three young children as being a major factor into the decision, since a daytime show would allow her time in the evenings to spend with her family.
Personally, I would love to see Megyn Kelly host Meet the Press. She would be a major upgrade over Chuck Todd. She’s tenacious and tough to both sides of the aisle and would return the show to its former glory under the late, great Tim Russert. When you tick off Donald Trump for weeks because of one debate question and Hillary Clinton is afraid to go on your show, you’re doing something right.
NBCUniversal News Group chair Andy Lack sent an email to staff about signing Megyn Kelly.
“Megyn 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.”