Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC News, despite a big offer to stay, and will reportedly take over the third hour of Today plus getting a Sunday night news magazine show on NBC. David Zurawik says this is a good move by NBC, and Mathew Ingram sees it as a move to target conservative audiences. Brian Steinberg points out the big risks, and Jack Shafer thinks Kelly will regret it. Kelly addressed her pending departure on her show last night. Sonia Saraiya analyzes the position Kelly is in. Jim Rutenberg sees this as a revealing test of Kelly and of television news. Sarah Ellison covers the Kelly-Fox News divorce.