NBC says 'Megyn Kelly Today' not returning to the air

NBC says 'Megyn Kelly Today' not returning to the air

In the segment, she asked, "What is racist?"

On Wednesday, she opened her live show with a mea culpa.

Rumors of a possible return to Fox News were firmly shot down by an informed and high-level source at her former network on Friday, who told DailyMail.com that Kelly 'is not coming back to any of the Fox News platforms'.

News officially announces the cancellation of "Megyn Kelly Today".

After widespread anger over her comments and reports that the House of Cards cast refused to be interviewed by her, she circulated an internal email to her NBC colleagues.

Her comments prompted criticism online, even among her fellow NBC colleagues. Kelly last month publicly called for NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack to appoint outside investigators to look into why the network didn't air Ronan Farrow's stories about disgraced Hollywood executive Weinstein and allowed Farrow to take the material to the New Yorker.

"I'm Megyn Kelly and I want to begin with two words: I'm sorry", Kelly said.

Shine, whose husband was a longtime deputy to Ailes, had also lashed out at Kelly when she first spoke about Ailes' sexual harassment.

On her morning show, the 47-year-old news host said that dressing up in blackface was okay when she was a kid as long as you were impersonating a character. "Because you get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween".

Kelly outraged viewers earlier this week during a panel on controversial Halloween costumes. "Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments". "She said something indefensible".

Time magazine, which honoured "The Silence Breakers" as its Person of the Year, cited Kelly as its leader in the entertainment field. What has been really overlooked in all of this is how she invited commentators Roland Martin and Amy Holmes onto her show to discuss the history and negative impact of blackface.

Donahue's chief argument focused on the jokes that the network has made at the expense of Catholic priests and nuns, pointing out many instances where NBC talent, including Al Roker, Jay Leno, Seth Meyers and the short-lived comedy "You, Me and the Apocalypse", mocked the Catholic church. "And when we acknowledge that, then we can learn and grow from it".

Kelly is the middle of a 3-year contract at NBC at $23 million per year.

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