It’s a bittersweet farewell for Megyn Kelly. Yesterday, The Kelly File host discussed her exit from FOX News and upcoming move to NBC, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Yesterday, we reported Kelly was moving to NBC after working at FOX News for more than a decade. Her new job at NBC will entail a one hour daytime program and a Sunday evening newsmagazine in addition to breaking news contributions.
On The Kelly File, the long-time news anchor said she is leaving FOX News in order to maintain a more healthy work-life balance:
Finally tonight, a personal and professional note from me to you. After more than a dozen years at Fox News, I have decided to pursue a new challenge. This was a tough decision for me because I love this show, our staff, my crew, my colleagues here at Fox and you, all of you. Those who write me the lovely hand-written notes asking about my kids, and even those who very rarely complain on Twitter about our coverage after a show or a presidential debate. … The truth is I need more of that in my life, in particular when it comes to my children, who are 7, 5 and 3.”
According to The Wrap, FOX offered Kelly a reported $100 million to stay at the network for four more years. Instead, Kelly chose to move to NBC. The financial details of her deal with the Peacock Network have not been disclosed.
The final episode of The Kelly File will air this Friday, January 6th.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Megyn Kelly? Are you sad she’s leaving FOX News? Will you watch her on NBC?