Megyn Kelly Departs NBC Early, Still Gets Paid
(CNN) Two years after she signed with the network amid much fanfare, Megyn Kelly and NBC have officially parted ways.
The split was announced on Friday ending a drawn-out and acrimonious exit that was put in motion in the fall after Kelly defended Halloween costumes that incorporate blackface during a segment on her 9 a.m.
Talks about ending "Megyn Kelly Today" started before the blackface remarks, due to underperforming ratings and growing tensions between Kelly and NBC executives.
But the Halloween controversy sealed her fate, according to sources familiar with the matter.