Megyn Kelly Removed From NBC News Election Night Coverage

Report Megyn Kelly was set to host NBC’s election night coverage prior to blackface controversy

Kelly was set to be a part of NBC's election coverage, and the network had even prepped promotional materials featuring Kelly among the network's other anchors, such as Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie, and Lester Holt, Page Six reported.

But on Monday, NBC released a video ad spot that removed Kelly from the lineup, showing only Holt, Guthrie and Todd at the desk for its "The Vote: America's Future" special live broadcast. NBC News declined to comment, but a network insider told us that Kelly is "not going to be part of election-night coverage".

Sources pointed out that "exit negotiations" are underway.

NBC fired Kelly last week following her embarrassing blackface scandal, but she still refuses to apologize to all the staffers who lost their jobs as a result of her racist views.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote in recent weeks that Kelly had "met with network executives" to discuss winding down the morning show and "expressed a desire to cover more news and politics".

Kelly found herself in hot water with NBC brass after she defended blackface during her segment on the Today show.

Her exit negotiations with NBC drag on, with DailyMail.com revealing that the host is asking for an additional $10 million from NBC on top of the remaining $69 million of her contract. Her exit thus ended just over a year of controversy and lackluster ratings. This is clearly planted by NBC News to continue its mission to harm Megyn and gain some sort of leverage.

Kelly faced tremendous backlash in response to her comments and issued a companywide apology that same night on email.

During an all-white panel discussion on October 23, Kelly questioned why wearing blackface would be offensive during the Halloween season, and noted that dressing up in blackface was "OK" when she was a child "as long as you were dressing like a character".

Later in the discussion, Kelly brought up Luann de Lesseps, a star on The Real Housewives of NY who drew a backlash a year ago for dressing up as Ross. She was in the middle of a three-year contract with the network and was pulling down $23 million a year.

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