The 47-year-old journalist’s NBC talk show is reportedly over after she was widely criticized on Tuesday for defending using blackface in Halloween costumes. Despite her tearful on-air apology on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation at NBC tells ET it looks very likely the show will not be continuing, though an official decision has not been made. Kelly’s future at NBC is still up in the air, the source adds.
A second source tells ET that the network spent much of Thursday morning reaching out to staff on Kelly’s show and letting them know that they are being reassigned within different divisions of the network, with most of the staff being reassigned within the Today show. The source says the staff has not been told that the show is canceled yet.
In addition, a third source tells ET, “The staff is definitely in a bad place in that they are being kept in the dark and feel like there is no sense of leadership.”
A rep for NBC could not be reached for comment.
People reports that Megyn Kelly Today has indeed been canceled.
“They haven’t made an official announcement about the show, but everyone knows what it means when they’re being moved somewhere else,” a source tells the outlet. “The show is clearly over.”
While People reports that Kelly hasn’t been fired completely from NBC, The Daily Mailand Page Six both report that Kelly will no longer appear on the network.
Kelly announced she was leaving Fox News for NBC last January, and ET confirmed that Kelly signed a multi-year agreement with the network that included her hosting her own daytime news program, anchoring a Sunday evening news show and taking part in special political programming and other breaking news coverage. At the time, Andrew Lack, Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, said in a statement, “Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career. She’s demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her.”
Sources told ET last January that Kelly’s decision to leave Fox News after 12 years was one based on her wanting to spend more time with her family as opposed to her salary.