NBC Confirms 'Megyn Kelly Today' Will Not Return


Kelly had a long list of enemies, and many of them wasted no time to pile on after it was revealed that her show was canceled.

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was sacked from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for white people to wear blackface at Halloween.

As far as replacing Kelly on NBC, King says that the network "never consults me about who they want to hire".

"An NBC News spokesperson said in a statement, "'Megyn Kelly Today" is not returning.

CNN's Don Lemon joined Chris Cuomo to tear into Kelly and also took the opportunity to call out the NBC executives who dumped Al Roker and Tamron Hall and hired her.

Her Sunday show didn't fare much better.

Kelly, who is reportedly in talks with NBC about leaving the network, was seemingly out of place in the much friendlier morning environment. This was all before Kelly said on Tuesday that dressing in black face was "ok" when she was a kid.

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The network on Friday again aired a repeat of "Megyn Kelly Today" just as it did Thursday following this week's controversy.

By his own admission, NBC chairman Andy Lack ― who led the play for Kelly ― claimed that he "didn't spend a lot of time" looking at her work on Fox.

On Wednesday, she opened her live show with a mea culpa. She seemed to find her footing, though, by focusing episodes on victims of sexual harassment as those stories came to the forefront.

In 2015 she accused Michelle Obama of playing into a "culture of victimization" - a common statement made by white supremacists and black conservatives - she spoke about racial inequality during a commencement speech at Tuskegee University.

"I think that the management has to take some responsibility in it, she has to take some responsibility in it, and also her representatives have to take some responsibility in it", Lemon stated. "Rather than creating a teaching moment for everyone, NBC chose to shame her", McManus said.

Kelly's comments made this week struck up backlash when the 47-year-old journalist defended the use of blackface in Halloween costumes, questioning, "What is racist?"

"And I didn't like it when she said Santa Claus is white".