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.
JUST IN: NBC News spokesperson: “Megyn Kelly Today is not returning. Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors.”— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 26, 2018
A report Friday on the “Today” show said executives will likely be weighing Kelly’s departure compensation.