- The Washington Times - Friday, October 26, 2018

Talk show host Megyn Kelly is in talks to leave NBC entirely, the network reported Friday.

An unnamed source told NBC News that Ms. Kelly’s representatives will meet with network executives and said it is “extremely unlikely” she will remain with the company.

Ms. Kelly’s representatives did not give a comment to NBC News.

One of the issues executives need to work out is if they have to pay out the rest of her $69 million, multiyear contract.

After “Megyn Kelly Today” aired a rerun on Thursday, rumors swirled that the host would be ousted from the network.

NBC News noted that the show will also be on tape Friday.

On Tuesday, Ms. Kelly made controversial remarks about blackface during a Halloween panel.

“But what is racist? You truly do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween,” she said, “That was OK when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character.”

The next day, Ms. Kelly apologized for her comments on air, telling her viewers that “the history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep.”

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