>> Fox News is losing one of its biggest stars. Megyn Kelly is bolting from the cable news channel, after 12 years, and going around the corner to NBC News. Kelly's departure, announced by NBC Tuesday, will really shake things up at Fox which already lost mastermind Roger Ailes last year after a growing sex scandal.
While others kept quiet about allegations of years of sexual harassment at the hands of the most powerful man in cable news, Kelly did not. Her decision adding heft to a civil war inside the newsroom. Her final time at Fox also colored by a very personal and bitter attack by then candidate, Donald Trump.
So what did NBC offer to Kelly to get her to jump ship? Not one, but multiple opportunities. She'll be hosting a daytime news show, sitting in the anchor chair for an in depth Sunday night news show, and she'll be part of the rotating cast of characters, providing political news coverage and covering big events.
What she might gain in broadcast exposure, she'll likely lose in actual pay. Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, which owns Fox News, reportedly offered her more than $20 million to re-up her contract, an offer not likely matched by the broadcast network. Kelly's contract is not up until the summer, no word yet on when she'll make her first appearance on NBC.