Megyn HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW!
Apology not accepted: After defending the use of blackface in Halloween costumes during a roundtable discussion, Megyn Kelly offered an emotional mea culpa for her racially insensitive remarks the next day. “I want to begin with two words: I’m sorry,” the former Fox News host, 47, said through tears on Oct. 24. But the on-air apology did lit-
After Megyn was taken off the air, “nobody seemed to miss her,” says a spy. “When Matt Lauer was fired, people were crying!”
tle to save her or her morning show from the chopping block. After cast members from House of Cards canceled their scheduled appearance on the show, NBC announced they would be airing reruns of Megyn Kelly Today for the rest of the week, with industry insiders speculating that Megyn may never return to the airwaves. “In a matter of days, she’s become one of the most hated TV personalities in America,” an insider tells Life & Style. “Everyone at NBC wants her gone.” But she’s not going to go quiet- ly. Megyn, who signed a three-year, $69 million contract in 2017, has reportedly hired pitbull attorney Bryan Freedman to discuss her job status at the network, indicating the news anchor may be gearing up for a nasty fight. But it’s one NBC execs are willing to engage in. “No PR agency wants to book their big-name talent on Megyn’s show,” notes an insider. “If NBC is losing revenue and advertising dollars because of something Megyn did, they can cut her loose. This may be it for Megyn at NBC.”
“While she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country,” fellow Today host Al Roker said on Oct. 24, a day after Megyn made her inflammatory comments (left).