After news broke earlier that Megyn Kelly was leaving Fox News, the 46-year-old opens up in an emotional goodbye message, bidding farewell to her coworkers at Fox News.
ET confirmed on Tuesday that Megyn Kelly had signed a multi-year contract with NBC News, confirming her switch from Fox News, where she worked for 12 years
Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, said in a statement: “We thank Megyn Kelly for her 12 years of contributions to FOX News. We hope she enjoys tremendous success in her career and wish her and her family all the best.”
The former Fox-News reporter said “this was a tough decision” for her.
“I loved this show, our staff, my colleagues here at fox, and you, those who write me the lovely handwritten notes, asking about my kids, and even those who — very rarely — complain on Twitter about our coverage after our show, or a presidential debate.”
She explained that her reasoning was because she needed more “human connection” in her life. “Now, I don’t actually know most of you, so perhaps it’s not true love, but it’s the kind that makes one feel connected to another human being, and that, after all, is why I believe we’re here — human connection,” she continued.
“The truth is, I need more of that in my life, in particular when it comes to my children, who are 7, 5, and 3. So I’ll be leaving Fox News at the week’s end and starting a new adventure, joining the journalists at NBC News, who I deeply admire. I’ll be anchoring a daytime show there, along with a Sunday night news magazine, and you’ll see me there on the big nights too, for politics and such.”
“I am very grateful to NBC for this opportunity, and I am deeply thankful to Fox News for the wonderful 12 years I have had here. I have grown up here, and been given every chance a young reporter could ever ask for,” she shared.