Megyn Kelly 'Definitely' Returning to TV After NBC Finalizes Exit Agreement

NBC News Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement

Megyn Kelly poses on the set of"Megyn Kelly Today at NBC Studios on Thursday Sept 21 2017 in New York

In a statement to ET on Friday, the network confirmed that Kelly is officially out, almost three months after Megyn Kelly Today was canceled following the host's controversial blackface comments.

The former Fox News star was approximately halfway through a 3-year contract with NBC valued at $69 million and she apparently won't leave with nothing. This means the news anchor is able to begin working immediately.

"The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC", NBC News said in a statement Friday.

Even before the controversial commentary, her future was considered limited at NBC News.

While she won't be allowed to sling mud at NBC, reports also claim that Kelly is not believed to be subject to any agreement that would prevent her from seeking work at another network. Kelly apologized on her show the next day, but it wasn't enough: Lack condemned her remarks in a town hall meeting at NBC, and by the end of the week Megyn Kelly Today was cancelled.

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News announced its professional divorce agreement with Megyn Kelly late on Friday (Saturday NZT), ending its association with the former Fox News Channel star. The episode with Trump accusers had more than 2.9 million viewers, one of her biggest audiences on the network.

This contributed to tensions between Kelly and NBC executives, including NBC News chair Andy Lack, who invested tens of millions of dollars in her hiring.

"I don't know how, like, that got racist on Halloween", Kelly said in comments that enraged viewers and colleagues, including a stunned Al Roker. "Truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween".

Kelly will be subject to an industry standard nondisparagement clause, limiting what she can say about her time at NBC and her interactions with NBC executives. "Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character".

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