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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Moderator Megyn Kelly waits for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Kelly she is “fascinated with sex” amid criticism of her coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The heated exchange came Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, on Kelly’s program. Kelly responded to Gingrich’s comment by saying she’s “not fascinated by sex,” but is “fascinated by the protection of women.” (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Megyn Kelly will leave Fox News for a job at NBC News


Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly will leave the network and take a job at NBC News, The New York Times reports

Kelly was one of Fox News's most popular anchors, second only to Bill O'Reilly. At NBC, she will host her own daytime news show, anchor a Sunday in-depth nightly news show and be part of the network's special programming and event coverage, the Times reports. 

She posted the following statement on Twitter.

In a Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)

Kelly was further thrust into the national spotlight after repeated criticism by President-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail. She also alleged that former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes had sexually harassed her.  

Money, money, money

Her contract with Fox News does not officially end until this summer, the Times reports. Fox News had originally offered her more than $20 million a year to remain at the network, and rival networks at the time said they could not match that salary. 

She also recently released a memoir, entitled "Settle for More," which launched further criticisms of Fox News leadership.

Trump: Megyn Kelly 'Had Blood Coming Out of Her Eyes, Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever'

WATCH  | Trump insisting that Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever" as she asked him questions during a Republican primary debate that was one of the GOP primary's early defining moments.

Newt Gingrich accused Kelly of being "fascinated by sex."

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