Ousted TV host gets $30 M from NBC News

The Philippine Star - - WORLD -

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC 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.

Kelly and NBC News have agreed to the high­pro­file TV host’s exit terms, which will al­low her to leave the com­pany with a $30-mil­lion pay­out.

She’s been off the air since Oc­to­ber af­ter cre­at­ing a furor by sug­gest­ing that it was OK for white peo­ple to wear black­face on Hal­loween, and exit ne­go­ti­a­tions had dragged for two months over the hol­i­days. Even be­fore the con­tro­ver­sial com­men­tary, her fu­ture was con­sid­ered lim­ited at NBC News.


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