Megyn Kelly will be returning to the Fox News Channel, but it is just for one night. The former prime time star of the network left to go to NBC where she was fired for comments about wearing blackface. She is now scheduled to appear on Tucker Carlson’s nightly show on Wednesday.
It will be the first time since early 2017 that Kelly will appear on the Fox News airwaves, where she made her career start.
Kelly’s appearance is a one time occurance, according to the network.
“Megyn Kelly’s forthcoming guest appearance on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ was coordinated weeks ago and is a one-time occurrence,” the network said in a statement.
Carlson announced Kelly’s upcoming appearance on his show on Monday.
The network does have one highly sought after opening in its 3pm time slot after Shepherd Smith announced on air that he was leaving Fox.
Smith’s announcement came as a shock. He had been criticized by President Trump and his supporters for his coverage of the news.
Tucker Carlson is reportedly planning to talk to Kelly about media bias. The conversation is likely to delve into her tumultuous 18-month tenure at NBC News.
The NBC network’s news division is once again making headlines in recent days because of Ronan Farrow’s new book.
In Catch and Kill, Farrow accuses senior NBC News executives of suppressing reports of sexual abuse by former Today show star co-host Matt Lauer and disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow maintains that NBC News made a number of six and seven-figure payouts to women who say they were victimized by Lauer.
He also claims that NBC News, his former employer, tried to stop him from investigating Weinstein for fear that the film mogul would reveal details of Lauer’s behavior and his boss’s alleged attempts to silence women.
The president of NBC News, Noah Oppenheim, denies Farrow’s allegations, saying they are a “smear” and a “conspiracy theory” from someone with “an axe to grind.”
Farrow’s book contains more allegations against Lauer including an alleged rape of a female colleague in his hotel room in Sochi in 2014.
Lauer is also alleged to have exposed himself to a Today producer while the two were chatting in his office. Both apparently received substantial payouts from the network which barred them from speaking to the press about their experiences with Lauer.
Kelly supposedly angered her bosses at NBC News by inviting one of Lauer’s accusers on her morning program. Prior to joining NBC News, Kelly spoke of being sexually harassed by her former boss at Fox, the late Roger Ailes.
Kelly’s tenure at NBC News was marred by low ratings and reports of tension in the workplace. She was paid a lump sum of $30 million, which is how much was left on the original $69 million contract.
With her $30 million severance agreement with NBC, Kelly will not be permitted to talk about what took place behind the scenes at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Credit: Daily Mail