Longtime Fox News collaborator - and Rye resident - Megyn Kelly is said to be switching sides, as she reportedly is set to vacate her anchor chair at Fox for a multi-faceted role at NBC.
Kelly will join NBC News this month, where she will host a daytime news program, anchor her own, as-of-yet untitled Sunday night program, will assist with breaking news and participate in select political programming.
Kelly’s last day hosting “The Kelly File” on Fox will be Friday, Jan. 6.
On Facebook, Kelly confirmed that she would be joining NBC News.
“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,” she wrote. “While I will greatly miss my colleagues at Fox, I am delighted to be joining the NBC News family and taking on a new challenge.
“I remain deeply grateful to Fox News, to Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch and especially to all of the FNC viewers, who have taught me so much about what really matters.”
According to a New York Times report, Kelly had become the second-most watched host - after Bill O’Reilly - and “helped define the national political debate, especially over the last year as Donald Trump regularly attacked her, at times, in viciously personal terms.”
In a brief statement, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch thanked Kelly.
“We thank Megan Kelly for her 12 years of contributions to Fox News. We hope she enjoys tremendous success in her career and wish her and her family all the best.”
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