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January 04, 2017

Report: Fox Offered Megyn Kelly $100 Million for Just Four Years, But She Was So Unhappy at the Network She Left Anyway

Drama, drama, drama.

Sources close to Kelly told me today that her departure is an indication of just how unhappy she had become at Fox in the wake of her high-profile feud with Donald Trump and revelations she had accused Ailes of sexual harassment. Her relationships with Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity in particular had completely broken down, one Fox host told me. "Bill hated her," the host said. As Kelly's contract negotiations dragged on during her much-publicized book tour, things also grew strained with Rupert Murdoch, two sources said. One Fox insider told me Murdoch balked when Kelly asked for $25 million late in the talks. (A person close to Kelly disputed this, saying that said Kelly never asked for a specific dollar amount but that Fox had offered $25 million.)

The article mentions that Kelly is taking a big risk -- other Big Names in News-Reading have attempted mid-day talk/news shows, and have failed.

If this is on NBC -- a terrestrial network -- they're going to expect higher ratings than what would be considered a big hit on cable.

If it's on MSNBC... well, that would just be perfect.


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