Fox News Channel is saying Megyn Kelly no longer has ties to the network, indicating in a statement that it let the longtime FNC anchor out of her contract on March 9, Variety reports. Kelly has a new job lined up at NBC and her Fox contract had been scheduled to run out in early July.
“She was last seen on Fox News Channel on January 6, when she signed off from her primetime show, ‘The Kelly File.’ Leslee Dart, a spokeswoman for Kelly, said, however, the TV journalist remains under contract,” Variety reports.
Variety quotes Dart saying: “The terms of her termination are still being negotiated.”
Variety adds: “The move would presumably allow Kelly to start earlier than expected on two new projects she will lead with NBC News. And it could also allow her to appear at NBCUniversal’s annual ‘upfront’ presentation, when the company makes its opening bid to sell approximately $6 billion in commercial inventory to Madison Avenue.”