Megyn Kelly said to leave Fox News for NBC News

Megyn Kelly

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Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly will leave Fox News to join NBC News, according to reports.

The New York Times first reported on Tuesday that Kelly will anchor an NBC News program Sunday evening, host a daily daytime news talk-show, and become a mainstay in special political news events.

An NBC News source confirmed the news to other outlets. 

Kelly’s future at Fox has been the subject of speculation for months as the anchor and top 21st Century Fox brass engaged in a relatively public renegotiation of her contact, which is set to expire this year.

Kelly’s departure also comes as the network has publicly said it wants to shift slightly toward more hard news.

Speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition conference last December, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch said that since former Fox head Roger Ailes’ departure, the network was focused slightly more on breaking news. 

“There’s definitely a desire to break news, to really focus on the news side of it. But also to make sure that the personalities that are in prime time, the people that are there, and new people that are going to come through are engaging and exciting and connecting with the audience,” Murdoch said

Fox News and NBC News did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment.

This post will be updated.

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