However, the change in her team was in effect before her blackface comments on Tuesday's "Megyn Kelly Today", signaling that Kelly was eyeing a change in her role at NBC News before the scandal erupted.
During Tuesday's show, Kelly stated on her show, "But what is racist?"
"After Andy Lack turned on her yesterday, she decided she needed a non-conflicting agency because of Noah", says an insider with knowledge of Kelly's thinking, referring to NBC News dispatching their anchors to extensively cover Kelly's blackface remarks across their broadcasts. "Well, I was wrong and I am sorry", she said.
They also point to other NBC talent that got a pass for insensitive comments, such as Joy Reid, who made homophobic comments in a blog before she started at MSNBC, but was never punished. "It's complicated. Now is as good of time as any to get rid of her".
Kelly reportedly signed with NBC in 2017 and was given a $20 million per year contract. We estimate her net worth now at $30 million, though that number is from when we were factoring in the assumption that she would earn the full amount of the NBC contract.
And while there is speculation Kelly may return to Fox News - where she hosted any number of programs from 2010-2016 - many conservative viewers may not welcome her back, especially after her failed mea culpa.
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At Fox News, Megyn's no-nonsense, just-the-facts, ruthless demeanor was an asset. After just eight episodes, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" was pulled, but not before Kelly had drummed up some controversy.
"This past year has been so painful for many people of color".
NBC's swift moves will likely mitigate any sort of meaningful advertiser backlash that has become commonplace in the news ecosystem.
#1: First off, Megyn's show was filmed in a custom studio across town with a full studio audience and its own crew.
Attorney Bryan Freedman is expected to meet with NBC executives "as soon as Friday", said Davidson Goldin, a spokesman for Kelly.
"It's amusing what NBC were trying to do here", said Cassino. They were hoping to bring some of her popularity.
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