This time, Megyn didn’t report the news, she made it. The New York Times just reported that the famous news anchor decided to leave Fox News for NBC News. This transition will happen as soon as she fulfills her contractual obligations with Fox News. Her contract officially expires in June.
The chairman of NBC News, Andrew Lack, managed to convince Kelly to join his team by offering her a chance to host her own daytime news and discussion program, take part in NBC’s special political programming and big-event coverage, and anchor a special, in-depth Sunday night news show.
Andrew Lack confirmed the news and added that “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.”
The amount of money NBC offered her is still unknown, but we do know that Fox offered her $20 million per year to stay with them. This comes as no surprise, considering that Megyn is the network’s second most-watched host after Bill O’Reilly.
Megyn also commented on the news in a Facebook post. “Over a dozen years ago I started at Fox News in a job that would change my life. Now, I have decided to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched for the experiences I’ve had. 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,” wrote Kelly in her statement.