Megyn Kelly & NBC Reach Exit Deal 3 Months After Blackface Controversy

NEW YORK NY- NBC News chairman Andy Lack and Megyn Kelly attend The 2017 Mirror Awards in New York City

Megyn Kelly Finalizes Multi-Million Dollar Contract Settlement With NBC

Megyn Kelly has finalized her NBC exit. The dollar amount represents the total Kelly stood to earn from her three-year contract, had she stuck around for all of it.

It's been widely reported that she will collect the remaining cash, although it wasn't officially announced.

Kelly made a tearful apology to viewers following her blackface comments, but it proved to be her last appearance on NBC News. Her regret over the comment, however, was apparently not enough to sway NBC executives. Her remarks prompted an immediate outcry that led to Kelly's suspension and eventual removal from Today. Her daily morning show, "Megyn Kelly Today", suffered low ratings, and her assertive style at times seemed out of place in the anodyne environment of morning television.

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Kelly's first season averaged almost 2.4 million viewers, 375,000 fewer than the "Today" show 9 a.m. hour had drawn before she arrived.

On Oct. 23, Kelly had a group of panelists on Megyn Kelly Todayto debate controversial costume choices, with Kelly defending infamous costumes worn by celebrities in the past.

In this September 21, 2017 file photo, Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in NY.

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Her NBC job has been in limbo since October 2018. He accused the network of allowing "completely false and irresponsible" rumors to circulate, while NBC mocked Freedman for negotiating through the media.

News announced its professional divorce agreement with Megyn Kelly late Friday, ending an association with the former Fox News Channel star whose attempt to become a network morning television star as part of the Today show floundered.

Lack's news division has been under fire for refusing to air journalist Ronan Farrow's reporting on now-disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct. "She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don't know how that got racist on Halloween".

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She's been off the air since October after her remarks on blackface, and exit negotiations had dragged for two months over the holidays.

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