Megyn Kelly did not open tonight’s broadcast of The Kelly File by addressing her future, instead waiting until the end and doing so in the form of a two minute monologue.
“Finally tonight a personal and professional note from me to you,” said Kelly. “After more than a dozen years at Fox News, I have decided to pursue a new challenge. This was a tough decision for me because I love this show, our staff, my crew, my colleagues here at Fox, and you. All of you. Those who wrote me the lovely hand-written notes asking about my kids, and even those who very rarely complain on Twitter about our coverage after a show or a presidential debate.”
She continued: “Now, I don’t actually know most of you so perhaps it’s not actually be true love; but it makes one feel connected to another human being. And that, after all, is why we are here. Human connection. The truth is, I need more of that in my life. In particular, when it comes to my children, who are seven, five and three.”
“So I will 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 will be doing a daytime show there as well as a Sunday night newsmagazine, and you’ll also see me there on the big nights, 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 have been given every chance a young reporter could ever ask for. The Murdoch family has been kind and good to me at every turn and my colleagues are like a second family to me. So, I will miss them and this show and you. And I hope our human connection continues, albeit over a different line. Thank you for watching. With love.”