When NBC fired Megyn Kelly over a controversy over racially charged comments everyone wondered if she would go back to Fox News.
That is where she really made her name.
A top Fox Executive responded to the rumors with a major announcement about if Kelly would be headed back to Fox News.
Lachlan Murdoch is Rupert Murdoch’s son and the man now in charge of Fox News.
He tried hard to keep Kelly at the top rated cable news channel before she jumped ship to NBC in 2017.
Murdoch reportedly offered her a $20 million dollar a year contract to stay put.
So everyone thought once NBC booted Kelly that Murdoch would swoop in and bring her back.
Not so fast.
Murdoch revealed there are no plans to bring Kelly back to Fox News.
The Daily Caller reports:
Murdoch, who will head up Fox News’ parent company New Fox, said at The New York Times’ Dealbook conference that he is a fan of Kelly’s but that he is happy with Fox’s current lineup.
“I am a big fan of Megyn’s,” Murdoch said. “I like her a lot. We didn’t want her to leave Fox when she did.”
“Having said that, I’m very happy with our current lineup on Fox and we won’t be making any changes there,” he added.
There were reports at the time that Kelly burned her bridges with Lachlan Murdoch by turning down his contract offer.
And Kelly also infuriated Fox’s audience by attacking Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign.
There were rumors CNN wanted to bring her aboard before she moved to NBC, but this controversy about racial comments poisoned the well with any network that depends on a liberal audience.
Where Kelly ends up next is anyone’s guess.
We will keep you up-to-date on any developments in this ongoing story.