Megyn Kelly is halt to finalizing a $30 million exit from NBC, sources say to Net page Six.
The embattled anchor, who famend her Forty eighth birthday Sunday, became dumped from her 9 a.m. slot on “Nowadays” closing month after questioning why it became racist to wear blackface for Halloween.
And as she prepares to signal her exit deal, the mom of three is already planning her return to TV, Net page Six has realized.
Sources notify NBC proprietor Comcast can pay Kelly around $30 million. She signed a $sixty nine million deal when she joined the network after leaving Fox Files in 2017.
A source conversant in the negotiations said nothing will occur except next week at the earliest, admitting: “It’s taking fairly longer than expected, the paperwork is going .”
One other confirmed: “Everyone desires this to be over — every Megyn and NBC — and Comcast has the money to repay Megyn. We thought this would perchance be a performed deal a pair of weeks in the past.”
One senior TV source added: “NBC made up our minds in desire to fight and face a lawsuit from her, they — and extra importantly, Comcast with all its money — made up our minds to attract a line under your entire debacle and pay Megyn the beefy amount owed in her contract to disappear.
“But this is draw from the halt of her TV profession — in the Trump period, there are few broadcasters treasure her. Megyn would likely teach a transient destroy from TV and return to cable news sooner than the 2020 election.”
When Kelly — whose 10 a.m. hour had did now not favor over viewers — made her comments, the backlash became instantaneous, with “Nowadays” mainstay Al Roker lashing out at his colleague on air.
He said: “The truth is, whereas she apologized to the group, she owes a bigger apology to of us of colour around the nation.
“Right here is a historical previous going again to the 1830s — minstrel reveals to demean and denigrate a run wasn’t truthful. I’m ragged ample to take hold of, maintain lived via ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ where you had white of us in blackface taking half in two shadowy characters, truthful magnifying the worst stereotypes about shadowy of us — and that’s what the difficulty is. That’s what the anguish is.”
Reps for Kelly and NBC declined to commentary.