Megyn Kelly is to leave Fox News for NBC News.
The 46-year-old who achieved national fame for her coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign will join NBC News in a new role, according to The New York Times.
She’ll take on a “triple role” at the network – hosting a daytime news and discussion show, presenting a Sunday night news show, and being a central part of the network’s special coverage of politics and other big events.
Megyn’s contract is not officially up until the summer, and it’s unclear whether Fox News would refuse to release her from any contractual commitments that might delay her start at a rival.
Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at the age of 66 after a brief illness. “Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley,” said a statement from the family. “He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and… Read more
Greta Van Susteren is leaving the Fox News Channel with immediate effect. The announcement was made by Fox News this morning but no reason was given for her departure. Van Susteren has been the host of “On the Record” since 2002 and leaves the channel after 14 years. Former host Brit Hume will take over the time slot temporarily. “I… Read more
Former Fox News Channel presenter Gretchen Carlson is suing network chief executive Roger Ailes. The ‘Fox & Friends’ presenter claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. The lawsuit was filed on earlier today in a Superior Court in New Jersey’s Bergen County. Fox News hasn’t commented on the lawsuit. Carlson, who was fired in June, says that happened… Read more
Neil Cavuto, presenter for the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, is recovering from open heart surgery. In a statement, Fox News said “Neil Cavuto had open heart surgery yesterday (Monday) and came through it with flying colors. “Knowing Neil, he’ll be back as soon as he can, but he is slated to return to hosting his three programs… Read more
News presenters, reporters and entire newsrooms are posting tributes and photos in solidarity with fallen journalists, TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. The pair were shot dead while reporting live on air in Virginia this morning. The shooter, Vester L. Flanagan, a former journalist at WDBJ, died at a hospital on Wednesday afternoon of a self-inflicted gunshot wound…. Read more
Two employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ7 were killed this morning in a gun attack at Bridgewater Plaza, Virgina. It happened during a live broadcast around 6:45 a.m. Police are looking for a suspect who apparently opened fire on WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker. Adam was 27-years-old, while Alison just turned 24. A third victim, who was… Read more
NBC’s managing editor and Nightly News presenter Brian Williams has been suspended, without pay, for six months, in the wake of an internal review of comments about his experiences in the early days of the Iraq war. In a memo to staff, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced the decision, saying it was effective immediately. “We let Brian know of… Read more
NBC News presenter, Brian Williams, has announced he is stepping away from hosting the Nightly News for a few days after he misremembered a news story. Williams recanted a story he had told about being aboard a helicopter hit by RPG fire and forced to land on 24th March 2003, during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. His initial and subsequent… Read more
NBC News presenter, Brian Williams, has today announced he is stepping away from hosting the Nightly News for a few days. “In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions,” said Williams. “As Managing Editor of… Read more
Long-time ABC11 news presenter Larry Stogner announced on Friday that he is suffering from the debilitating disease ALS and will step down from the WTVD-TV news desk, effective immediately. “Larry is the dean of our Eyewitness newsroom and the patriarch of the ABC11 family,” said Caroline Welch, president and general manager of WTVD, in a statement. “While we are rocked… Read more