NOW BREAKING: According to the NEW YORK TIMES, longtime Fox News host Megyn Kelly has accepted a position with NBC for a daytime talk program, a Sunday news show, and be an ongoing political contributor to the network.
The NYT report indicated the full amount of Mrs. Kelly’s compensation have not yet been disclosed.
Fox News has yet to react as well, though the Times has indicated Kelly’s departure signals a “seismic shift” in the longtime-leading cable news network:
“…The NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, wooed Ms. Kelly away from Fox News by offering her a triple role in which she will host her own daytime news and discussion program, anchor an in-depth Sunday night news show and take regular part in the network’s special political programming and other big-event coverage.
The move will herald a seismic shift in the cable news landscape, where Ms. Kelly had become the second-most watched host — after Bill O’Reilly of Fox News — and often helped define the national political debate.”