Megyn Kelly is signing off on Fox News to join rival NBC News.
The popular cable network personality is joining the peacock network, where she will anchor a new, one-hour daytime program, Andrew Lack, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, said in a statement today.
As part of a broad, multi-year deal, Kelly will also anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and contribute to NBC’s breaking news, political and special events coverage.
“Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career” Lack said. “She’s demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her.”
NBC said details on Kelly's duties will be announced in the coming months.
I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that those details involve truckloads of money.
I have developed a little grudging respect for Kelly since she took on Donald Trump early in the campaign season but since it was she who once suggested that Sarah Palin sue me, I don't see myself ever becoming a huge fan.
Personally I will be interested to see how much of Kelly's partisanship depends on which news outlet employs her.
Remember she was all in on that war on Christmas, vociferously attacked Hillary Clinton, and spent the last eight years lobbing insults at the Democrats without any signs of remorse.
So is she suddenly going to embrace liberal politics, or is she going to remain apolitical and simply report the news dispassionately?