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"Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career" said Andrew Lack, chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, in a prepared statement.

"We're lucky to have her", he said.

In a Facebook post, Kelly wrote that she was leaving Fox News "incredibly enriched" by her twelve years at the network. "Now, I have made a decision to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched by the experiences I have had".

One of Fox News Channel's biggest on-air talents, Megyn Kelly, is joining NBC News. Fox had offered Kelly more than $20 million a year to stay after her current contract expires this year, according to the Times.

An announcement from NBC News is said to be "imminent"...

Kelly's allegations were one of several that emerged after another Fox News anchor, Gretchen Carlson, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes past year.

"Now that she's with NBC, she could potentially be popping up on MSNBC", noted for being the liberal answer to Fox News, "which is amusing", Thompson said. At this time, there is no word on a compensation package, but given her recent mercurial rise, she will not likely come at a bargain.

Fox News fought hard to keep Kelly, who became a breakout star and whose 9 p.m. show was the second-highest rated in cable news, behind the "O'Reilly Factor". What's more, the alleged deal struck by the news anchor and the broadcast channel involves a massive "triple role" that would practically give Kelly free reign at her new home.

The reaction on social media was a mixed bag, with many happy to see her leave Fox News and others sad to see her go. NBC's magazine show "Rock Center" was canceled in 2013 after two seasons. Kelly once maligned a 15-year-old girl abused by a cop twice her size as "no saint". While the Times cited anonymous sources in its report, NBC's Paul Farhi and CNN's Brian Stelter have both sent tweets saying additional sources have confirmed the news. NBC has not replied to comment about the financial details of the contract.

She tangled with Donald Trump during the first GOP primary debate in August 2015 after she questioned him about his past treatment of women.

Kelly's departure from Fox News is just the latest shakeup at the network. He later responded by suggesting she was menstruating.


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