Former Fox News star and “Today” show host Megyn Kelly is returning to Fox News primetime.
At least, briefly.
Kelly has announced she’s appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday for her first television interview since being fired one year ago from NBC News.
Kelly signed a massive $69 million, 3-year contract with the network in 2017 but was released less than halfway through because of terrible ratings and questionable comments.
Carlson hinted that Kelly was coming on the show to talk about NBC News. Rumors are that she’s coming on the program to discuss the rape allegations against former NBC News star Matt Lauer and the network’s treatment of the Harvey Weinstein accusations. Weinstein is a well-connected Democratic donor
“This Wednesday night — two nights from now — someone that knows an awful lot about NBC is making her first T.V. appearance since parting ways with that channel nearly a year ago,” Carlson said Monday in his announcement. “Megyn Kelly will join us as a guest on this program for her first interview.”
“She’s got a lot to say, and I hope you’ll watch,” Carlson concluded.
There has also been speculation that Kelly was appearing as a prelude to her replacing former Fox News star Shepard Smith’s time slot.
Smith’s recent public spat with Carlson led to his release last Friday.
However, Fox News said that Kelly wasn’t returning as a paid contributor — yet.
“Megyn Kelly’s forthcoming guest appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight was coordinated weeks ago and is a one-time occurrence,” the network said in a statement Monday. “Any future programming changes we are considering do not involve her.”
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