Megyn Kelly Addresses Her Move to NBC News on The Kelly File

By A.J. Katz 

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.”