Megyn Kelly is close to finalizing a $ 30 million NBC outing, sources confirm on page six.
The downcast anchor, who celebrated her 48th birthday on Sunday, was eliminated from her 9 a.m. in "Today" last month after questioning why it was racist to wear a black face for Halloween.
And as she prepares to sign her exit agreement, the mother of three is already planning her return to television, she has learned page six.
Sources say the owner of NBC, Comcast, will pay Kelly about $ 30 million. She signed a $ 69 million deal when she joined the network after leaving Fox News in 2017.
A source familiar with the negotiations said nothing would happen until next week, admitting: "It's taking a little longer than expected, the paperwork comes and goes."
Another confirmed: "Everyone wants this to end, both Megyn and NBC, and Comcast has the money to pay Megyn in. We thought this would be a deal made a few weeks ago."
One of the main sources of television added: "The NBC decided instead of fighting and facing a demand for it, and, most importantly, Comcast, with all their money, decided to draw a line under the debacle and pay Megyn the total amount owed on your contract.
"But this is far from the end of her television career: in the Trump era, there are few stations like her, Megyn is likely to take a short break from television and return to cable news before the 2020 elections."
When Kelly, whose 10 a.m. time had not managed to win over the viewers, made his comments, the reaction was immediate, with the pillar of "Today" Al Roker attacking his colleague in the air.
He said: "The fact is that, while she apologized to the staff, she owes a bigger apology to people of color across the country.
"This is a story that goes back to the 1830s: minstrel shows to degrade and denigrate a race were not good, I'm old enough to know, I lived through 'Amos & # 39; n & # 39; Andy & # 39 ;, where there were black people in the black face playing with two black characters, just magnifying the worst stereotypes about black people, and that's the problem.
The representatives of Kelly and NBC declined to comment.