Megyn Kelly speaks to CBS News (screen grab)
Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC, and her decision lit up social media with reminders of her past controversial statements on the conservative TV network.
Kelly will join the network for as host of a daytime news program and an “in-depth” Sunday news program.
She could potentially join former colleagues Gretchen Carlson, who guest-hosted NBC's "Today" show Tuesday morning, and Greta Van Susteren, who is reportedly under consideration by MSNBC for a hosting position.
Journalists and other Twitter users were not too happy with NBC's decision on Kelly, who has made troubling comments regarding race during her time on Fox News.
NBC enhances its lineup by hiring veteran of racist right-wing propaganda mill. https://t.co/OfEsNcmBwI— Steve Yelvington says wear your mask (@Steve Yelvington says wear your mask) 1483466066.0
Is Megyn Kelly going to be less of a racist on NBC?— Tyler Coates (@Tyler Coates) 1483465449.0
And MSNBC just hired Greta Van Sustern. The normalization of Trump by the media goes on. https://t.co/o4fCb6y7xO— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum) 1483464961.0
@jbouie or when she said a 15 year old girl that was assaulted by a cop was "no saint" https://t.co/7icrCHwjll— 💜on the run💛🖤 (@💜on the run💛🖤) 1483466021.0
Megyn "Pepper spray is a food product" Kelly is finally leaving Fox News, headed to NBC.— Zilches the Clown (@Zilches the Clown) 1483465115.0
Take that, New Black Panther Party/ Black Santa https://t.co/uQD7sU5Xg3— Josh Eidelson (@Josh Eidelson) 1483465228.0
Megan Kelly could mend a lot of fences if her first NBC special was "In Search of Black Jesus."— Schooley (@Schooley) 1483466350.0
I'd say Kelly's departure closes the door on the idea that Fox News might moderate. The current primetime lineup is as conservative as ever.— Tom Kludt (@Tom Kludt) 1483466081.0
Fox News ideologues are now interchangeable with mainstream media journalists.— Imraan Siddiqi (@Imraan Siddiqi) 1483465667.0
Don't forget: Megyn Kelly is a racist. Even racists can object to being sexually assaulted, denigrated. NBC has hir… https://t.co/jTTFbs2hRA— pls vaccinate me (@pls vaccinate me) 1483465041.0