Posted on January 05, 2017
Prime-time News journalist Megyn Kelly announced on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 her departure from her 12 year long home at Fox. Kelly revealed her move to the public through a Facebook post stating, “Over a dozen years ago I started at Fox News in a job that would change my life. Now, I have decided to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched for the experiences I've had”. Megyn will be joining Fox News longtime rival NBC News on three different platforms. It’s no secret that money is not an issue for Fox, so much so that they were willing to offer Kelly more than 20 million dollars a year to stay with the network. Competitors that Kelly talked to like, ABC News, CNN and NBC News, were not prepared to match that offer, but NBC News appeared to offer something much more valuable to her. NBC chairman Andrew Lack began negotiations with Kelly by asking her what she wanted and he came back with a proposition she could not resist. Megyn’s new salary has not been disclosed, but it certainly may be around the $20 million a year, but with a lot more freedom, for both journalistic and family time. Her new daytime show on NBC allows her to work office hours, unlike the grueling 18 hour days at Fox and will mean a better work/life balance.