NEW YORK — Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News after 12 years to join NBC. Kelly is known for hosting the Kelly File in primetime on Fox News Network. She is also known for her clash last year with President-elect Donald Trump during the Republican debates and also for accusing former boss Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.
Kelly will join NBC to become anchor of a new one hour daytime program that she will help develop. The show will air Monday through Friday at a time to be announced later this year.
As part of the multi-year agreement, Kelly will also anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and will become an important contributor to NBC’s breaking news coverage as well as the network’s political and special events coverage.
The new deal is likely worth tens of millions of dollars for Kelly, who was born in Syracuse and graduated from Syracuse University and Albany Law School.
“Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career” said NBC News President Andrew Lack. “She’s demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her.”
Kelly has consistently delivered top ratings while maintaining a uniquely strong connection with her viewers and an important voice on social media. Since 2013, Kelly has anchored FOX News Channel’s (FNC) The Kelly File, which she helped to create. The Kelly File is consistently the number one news program in overall viewers on cable news and first among the critical 25-54 demo audience. It is also the number two show in all of cable news. She joined FNC in 2004 as a Washington-based correspondent.
Megyn Kelly made the following statement on her Twitter feed: