NBC cancels ‘Megyn Kelly Today’

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FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2017 file photo, Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, “Megyn Kelly Today” at NBC Studios in New York. NBC announced on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 that “Megyn Kelly Today” will not return. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (WAVY/AP) – Megyn Kelly will not be returning to her NBC morning show.

NBC News released this statement Friday afternoon:

“Megyn Kelly Today is not returning. Next week, the 9am hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors.” 

The network on Friday again aired a repeat of “Megyn Kelly Today” just as it did Thursday following this week’s controversy over her comments about blackface. During a morning show segment, Kelly questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. She apologized on air the next day.

A report Friday on the “Today” show said executives will likely be weighing Kelly’s departure compensation.

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