Kelly did not present his program as scheduled on Thursday morning. The network replaced its live broadcast with a pre-recorded episode.
"Under the circumstances, Megyn Kelly Today will be recorded the rest of the week," an NBC News spokeswoman said Thursday morning.
It is scheduled to participate in night coverage of the network's mid-term election in two weeks, but now that's up in the air.
The decision to hire a lawyer may indicate a long battle for your contract, which is estimated to be worth $ 23 million a year. She is in the middle of the second year of a three-year contract.
The staff of NBC News called it "disaster" long before this latest controversy.
And Kelly has been openly challenging the management of the news division, including NBC News president Andy Lack, for months.
NBC News spokesmen declined to comment on their future on the network, and most of the news division employees remain in the dark about what is happening with the program.
Kelly started her program on Wednesday apologizing for the comments made the day before. His audience gave him a standing ovation, but the disappointment within NBC News is profound and not likely to go away soon. Al Roker and Craig Melvin harshly criticized Kelly's comments during the 7 a.m. "Today" time on Wednesday. And Lack condemned his comments at a town hall meeting at 11 a.m.