The New York Times is reporting that Megyn Kelly, 12 year veteran host of Fox News and one of the network’s biggest stars, has decided to jump ship and head to NBC News:
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, especially over the last year as Donald J. Trump regularly attacked her, at times in viciously personal terms.
Ms. Kelly’s departure would upend Fox News’s vaunted prime-time lineup and inject a new dose of tumult just a few months after the departure of the network’s powerful founding chairman, Roger Ailes, who was ousted after several women made allegations that he sexually harassed them.
Note how she includes the word “journalists” when describing the folks at NBC News.
Note @megynkelly‘s use of the word “journalists” here: https://t.co/QeB0OnQJXX pic.twitter.com/VB7ldcqdBo
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) January 4, 2017