Megyn Kelly is in the process of abruptly leaving NBC after receiving major backlash for defending blackface on her Tuesday, October 23 show. The talk show host said she did not find blackface to be racist on Halloween during an onscreen panel discussion. One day later, Kelly fought back tears as she admitted that she was “wrong.” But before the host began doing damage control this week, RadarOnline.com has uncovered the horrific year Kelly spent at NBC, after leaving FOX. Click through the gallery for a timeline of Kelly’s notorious NBC highs and lows.
Megyn joined NBC in 2017 on a $15 million per year contract. At the time, sources spilled to the National ENQUIRER that the former FOX news host quickly became known as the “Queen of Mean.”
The move also didn’t bode well with the rest of NBC’s leading ladies. Kelly quickly became known as a spotlight stealer. An on-set insider claimed Kelly became “so toxic everyone wants to stay away from the bad smell.”
In addition to her colleagues, viewers also were posing a problem for Kelly. In November 2017, NBC execs were scrambling to figure out how to fill her studio’s audience section.
Later, on the heels of Lauer’s shocking firing, Hotb and Kelly were at each other’s throats fighting for who would get the disgraced anchor’s coveted seat. Kotb and Kelly were “pretending to be friends” on-air, but “behind the scenes it’s a knife fight,” insiders claimed at the time.
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If Kelly didn’t already have a clue, her Today colleagues made it known earlier this month that she was disliked. The entire Today “family” made its way to Broadway to see Roker make his big stage debut – and Kelly was the only network star left out of the trip, RadarOnline.com reported.
Plus, Roker had harsh words for his former colleague on Wednesday after her racist comments. The NBC weatherman said her apology was not good enough – and urged execs to fire her!
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