Megyn Kelly Breaks Silence on Reports of Her Leaving Fox News

January 3, 2017 4:41 pm Last Updated: January 5, 2017 2:44 pm

After reports emerged Tuesday that Fox News host Megyn Kelly would leave the network and join NBC News, she issued a lengthy comment.

“Over a dozen years ago I started at Fox News in a job that would change my life. Now, I have decided to end my time at FNC, incredibly enriched for the experiences I’ve had. I have agreed to join NBC News, where I will be launching a new daytime show Monday through Friday, along with a Sunday evening news magazine program. I will also participate in NBC’s breaking news coverage and its political and special events coverage,” she wrote on Facebook.

The New York Times initially broke the story, saying as much.

After explaining her role at NBC, Kelly also made sure to thank the owners of Fox.

“While I will greatly miss my colleagues at Fox, I am delighted to be joining the NBC News family and taking on a new challenge. I remain deeply grateful to Fox News, to Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch, and especially to all of the FNC viewers, who have taught me so much about what really matters,” Kelly added in the statement.

Reports from several weeks ago indicated Kelly was seeking a contract worth more than $20 million per year.

It’s unclear when she will leave Fox and start at NBC.

The 46-year-old host’s “Kelly File” is the second-most-watched show on Fox News after Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”