Megyn Kelly Today won't be returning after this week's hiatus, NBC announced Friday.
The end of Kelly's morning show comes after she suggested blackface wasn't offensive on her Tuesday show. Kelly later apologized, but her show went off the air for the rest of the week. Reports soon hinted that Kelly wouldn't return, and NBC confirmed as much in a brief statement Friday.
It’s official. From nbc. pic.twitter.com/CWEKzSCbqC
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 26, 2018
NBC gave no explanation for why Kelly's show was canceled. An earlier report said she'd spent weeks discussing a departure in order to focus on hard news and politics, and that an impending end to her show had nothing to do with the blackface comments. Kelly hosted a Fox News show for several years before she joined NBC in early 2017, and reportedly makes $20 million each year. Kathryn Krawczyk