Megyn Kelly and NBC News are close to a $ 30 million settlement deal that will pay the full value of the remaining time on its three-year contract.
The New York Post told the news that the formal division of Kelly and NBC was getting closer. One source close to the situation said that the rest of the haggling was not about money but the details of the non-competing clause and a unannounced agreement that NBC has pushed for. The discussions are not expected to come to the conclusion until next week due to Thanksgiving Thursday holidays.
Representatives for NBCUniversal, NBC News and Kelly commented.
Kelly is about to go out for the chair of News NBC, Andrew Lack, who has made a lot of money on attracting Fox Star's former star to deal three years early in 2017.
Kelly was launched almost a month ago as a host of profitable "Today" Meliff Kelly franchise Today after she defended the use of a black uniform for Halloween dresses on the air.
Before the twisted segment, the Kelly and NBC News operators had been in talks to find her a new role beyond the morning show that was being challenged on a scale, one that would It means that she is in hard news stories. However, after Kelly opened her 23th October broadcast with Halloween costumes and a blackface defense that attracted criticism not only on social media, but also by NBC News colleagues including Al Roker and Craig Melvin.
The harassment made it incredible for NBC to keep Kelly on the air. And here is the last nails in the coffin in the relationship that I have already had to carve between Kelly, Lack and a number of colleagues NBC News.
Kelly started a rocky start at NBC News when the newsmagazine "Sunday With Megyn Kelly" launched at an early stage in his tenure. He moved his focus to the hour 9 a.m. in September 2017. His first weeks on the air were bad because she had uncomfortable air restrictions with guests, including Jane Fonda and the cast of "Will & Grace."
After the #MeToo movement started to win steam, Kelly found it in detail telling victims' stories of harassment and sexual abuse. But she never rethinks the extent to which her show has been presented in comparison to the previous "Today" rotation.
Kelly's failure to adapt to the NBC News surroundings after making himself a name as a difficult interviewer on Fox News reflects the balkanized nature of the television news landscape nowadays. Kelly's Fox News audience did not follow it to daytime television. NBC News has been criticized for the estimate of $ 23 million a year for a news star at a time when news capture resources are slowly extended in the skike in political and national news and the increasing number of platforms which need to be introduced.
Reports of holding $ 30 million for Kelly to leave also highlight social media and journalism cycles.