Megyn Kelly is eyeing an October return to TV to cover the 2020 presidential race after receiving a huge $30million payout from NBC
- Megyn Kelly reportedly wants to return to TV in fall to cover the 2020 election
- The host was fired by NBC News after her blackface comments in October 2018
- She got $30M payout from NBC in January, meaning she’s received full $69M
- Source claims Kelly is still ’emotionally scarred from what happened’ with NBC
Megyn Kelly is reportedly trying to make a return to TV to cover the 2020 election cycle
Megyn Kelly is reportedly trying to make a return to television in the fall to cover the 2020 presidential race.
A source told PageSix that ‘Megyn’s trying not to make any decisions right now’ because she is ’emotionally scarred from what happened’.
‘She needs a break after decades of hard work,’ the source said of the former Fox News host Kelly who was fired by NBC News after her blackface comments this past fall.
Immediately after she was let go by NBC, Kelly fought to get her payout from the network.
Last month, Kelly received the $30million payout, which means she received the full $69million agreed to in her contract with the network.
According to the source, Kelly ‘doesn’t want to rush into something just for the sake of it’.
‘She needs something good emotionally, intellectually — something that’s good for the whole family,’ the source told PageSix.
But Kelly is looking at what part she may be able to play in the election coverage of 2020.
During the 2016 presidential election, Kelly became involved in a month-long feud with Donald Trump.
It began in August 2015 when the then-candidate launched an attack on Kelly on Twitter after she questioned him during a debate in the primaries.
The feud took an unseemly turn when Trump said in a later interview that she had ‘blood coming out of her wherever’.
Kelly was fired by NBC News after her blackface comments during a Halloween segment (pictured) this past fall
Kelly attempted to quash the growing animosity.
‘It was bizarre because I became the story. He was so very focused on me that I became the story, and you know, you never want to be the story when you’re a newsperson,’ she said at the time.
Online, she did not hold back in challenging his attacks on her, once directing him to a poll she had published on her Kelly File show after he accused her of selectively using polling data to suggest he was unpopular.