After 12 years at Fox News as a journalist and political commentator, Megyn Kelly plans to leave her current job for a new job at NBC News.
Kelly began her career at Fox News as a regular contributor on The O’Reilly Factor and as an occasional substitute for Greta Van Susteren on her show On the Record. Later in 2010, Fox launched America Live with Kelly as the host to discuss current events and politics. Three years later, Kelly left the program due to family matters. After a short break, she returned to Fox News as the host of The Kelly File, her most successful program yet.
Recently, Kelly has covered the 2016 presidential election, sparking some controversy among her viewers as she criticizes the Republican Party’s nominee and now, the President-elect, Donald J. Trump.
She has decided to end her career at Fox News and begin a new job at NBC News with a daytime show on Monday through Friday and a Sunday evening program.
On January 3rd, Kelly tweeted the following statement in a picture addressing her decision to leave Fox News:
“An ending, and a new beginning…
Over a dozen years ago I started at Fox News in a job that would change my life. Now, I have decided to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched for the experiences I’ve had. I have agreed to join NBC News, where I will be launching a new daytime show Monday through Friday, along with a Sunday evening news magazine program. I will also participate in NBC’s breaking news coverage and its political and special events coverage.
While I will greatly miss my colleagues at Fox, I am delighted to be joining the NBC News family and taking on a new challenge. I remain deeply grateful to Fox News, to Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch, and especially to all of the FNC viewers, who have taught me so much about what really matters. More to come soon.
Happy New Year, and God bless.”
(H/T: The New York Times )
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