Skip to comments.Megyn Kelly Reaches Exit Deal With NBC, Will Get Full $69 Million Payout
Posted on 01/11/2019 8:10:37 PM PST by EdnaMode
Its official: Megyn Kelly has parted ways with NBC, three months after being yanked off the air.
Kelly and the Peacock network have officially reached an exit agreement, according to CNN, that will see the anchor walk away with every penny of her original three-year, $69 million contract, even though shes leaving more than a year early. (Kelly joined the network in 2017 after a successful stint at Fox News.) The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC, the network said in a statement on Friday night.
Kellys daytime talk show Megyn Kelly Today was cancelled in October after a series of on-air controversies, with the host coming under fire for not understanding why dressing in blackface for Halloween is wrong. The ratings werent great, either: Megyn Kelly Today was regularly topped by time slot rival Live! With Kelly and Ryan. Kellys nighttime news magazine Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly was a misfire as well, with NBC quietly pulling it off the schedule after just eight airings.
According to the terms of the exit agreement, Kelly will be subject to a nondisparagement clause, per CNN, forbidding her from telling all about her time at NBC. She will, however, be free to pursue another on-air gig: The exit reportedly contains no non-compete clause, so Kelly can start working for another network at any time.
Hate to say it, but I toldja...there was no good reason she shouldn’t have.
I love NBC getting screwed, her out of a job, and DJT in the WH. Now if her husband divorces her for half cause shes unemployable it party time!!!
The only other deal I can think of where someone got paid so much for doing so little was Prince Fielder’s contract with the Detroit Tigers.
I dislike MeAgain, but I dislike NBC more, so this is good.
Trump and his supporters proved correct.
When NBC, political arm on the DNC, is forced to dole out millions to someone you don’t like, it produces a mixed emotion. As with the Iran-Iraq War; it’s too bad they both can’t lose.
Gosh, was she going without a paycheck all this time? I’m sure the LSM must have reported on her hardship during this furlough period.
I predict she’ll wind up at CNN with a weekend show or something insignificant.
What will she do with all that moolah?
worlds most expensive ho
That’s a lot of money to spend on virtue signaling.
Dont forget the pole climber who sued Trump. Shes paying his legal bills. I never met a hooker willing to pay me. Granted the amounts are different, but the irony is so nice.
Agreed, it’s very reminiscent of an athlete getting paid millions and then barely playing.
That would be real equality. The husband finally gets half her stuff.
Did you have in mind the Green Bay Packers during their last three games?
She obviously had more than one casting couch encounter to leverage....
She would have earned a lot more than $69M as the queen of nightly news. She blew a great opportunity.
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