Fox News offered Megyn Kelly $100M to stay: report

Fox News offered Megyn Kelly $100M to stay: report
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Fox News offered Megyn Kelly a $100 million package to stay with the network, according to a Wednesday exclusive from Mediaite.

News broke Tuesday that the host of the highly rated prime-time “Kelly File” is moving to NBC News.

Mediaite said Kelly was offered a four-year Fox News contract at $25 million per year, but rejected it after having already made up her mind to jump to NBC News. Kelly will host her last program on Fox on Friday, though the 46-year-old's current contract officially expires in July.


The terms of Kelly's deal with NBC have not been disclosed, but according to The New York Times, she will not be appearing on Fox’s cable news competitor, MSNBC.

Instead, an afternoon "news and discussion" program will be created for NBC with a time slot yet to be determined. Kelly will also host a weekly Sunday news magazine program.

The Hill has reached out to Kelly and Fox News for comment.