Fox PR pro jumps to NBC to work with Megyn Kelly

Fox PR pro jumps to NBC to work with Megyn Kelly
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Former Fox News spokesperson Dana Klinghoffer is joining NBC News to take charge of public relations for Megyn Kelly’s morning program launching this fall. 

Klinghoffer departed from Fox News in March after several years with the network. 

Kelly jumped to NBC News after 13 years at Fox despite being offered a reported $25 million per year over four years. NBC is paying the former attorney a reported $17 million per year. 

The former “Kelly File” host has struggled from a ratings and public relations perspective since launching her news magazine program on June 4. 

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“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” has failed to finish higher than third in her 7 p.m. timeslot in total viewers, falling to repeats of “60 Minutes” on CBS and “America's Funniest Home Videos” on ABC. 

Kelly's interview with conservative host Alex Jones also sparked controversy. Jones has pushed false reports that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was faked, and parents and other relatives of those killed in the mass shooting slammed Kelly over giving him attention.

Klinghoffer was part of a Fox News public team that was tasked with handling PR for a network that experienced its most turbulent year in its 21-year history, starting in July of 2016 with sexual harassment allegations leveled against former and late Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes through this April and the ouster of top-rated host Bill O'Reilly, also amid sexual harassment allegations.