Kelly, who moved from Fox News in January 2017 after a headline-grabbing confrontation with Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, never quite clicked at her new network.
She made news at NBC when interviewing women who accused Trump of inappropriate behavior and spoke with accusers of Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly, Roy Moore and others, as well as women who say they were harassed on Capitol Hill. Fox reportedly offered her a new contract worth more than $20 million a year, but Kelly was eager to shed the combative style she honed at the conservative network. She hosted a daytime talk show, started a Sunday night news show and was to be featured in regular political coverage on the network's news programs.
"But what is racist?" she wondered aloud. "Because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. Like back when I was a kid it was okay if you were dressing up as a character". Her regret over the comment, however, was apparently not enough to sway NBC executives.