Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Megyn Kelly's future at NBC in doubt after 'black face' comment

Megyn Kelly's future at NBC in doubt after 'black face' comment

"Megyn Kelly covered the spat on her NBC News morning show, questioning NBC's handling of the Weinstein report, and suggesting the network use an "outside investigator" to find out what happened". "That was OK when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character".

She apologized later in the day and on her show Wednesday, but there are published reports that her time at NBC could end soon.

Kelly was reportedly trying to transition into more news coverage rather than some of the lighter fare of a morning show, something she and the show have long struggled with. Everyone's being told that they still have a home here, but it won't be on Megyn's show.They haven't made an official announcement about the show, but everyone knows what it means when they're being moved somewhere else.

Megyn Kelly's tenure with "Today" is on shaky legs.

Kelly's viewers were given no reason for her absence; a notice on the screen said the show was "previously recorded".

Megyn Kelly will not return to air this week.

Kelly started her new venture on May 1, 2017.

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NBC makeup artist Lauren Napier told Cosmopolitan that it was an insult to the public for Kelly to claim ignorance on the subject of blackface. In other words, NBC's $69 million three-year deal with Kelly may not be paying off. "She is not ever coming back", an NBC executive familiar with the situation was quoted by the Mail as saying.

Belloni also says Kelly has split from her talent agency CAA, but it's unclear whether Kelly or the agency made that decision.

Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie defended Kelly last September during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, commenting, "I think she's got the eyes of the world upon her, and I think everybody can relate to how nerve-racking that is". NBC covered the controversy at length on "Today" and "NBC Nightly News".

Kelly added that she "now" realizes that it is "indeed wrong" and that "the history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent, the wounds too deep".

She apologized within hours after the remarks stirred social-media outrage, but over the next 48 hours, even prominent NBC News personnel criticized her remarks.

When it was on, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, was a disaster in the ratings department.

But it was hard for Kelly, who joined NBC from Fox News, to make the transition.

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