Megyn Kelly’s staff will be let go as the disgraced anchor collects an expected $30 million settlement following her firing for defending the practice of wearing blackface, reports Page Six.
Kelly, 48, is “close to finalizing a $30 million exit from NBC,” the report says.
A source at NBC said that the replacement for Kelly’s failed Today show has its own set and technical staff which is hired by the day will be let go.
Other staff is expected to stay on in new roles.
The negotiations are coming to a close as NBC prepares to pay Kelly the entire salary of her contract rather than fight her in court.
“It’s taking slightly longer than expected, it’s not just about the money — it’s about the terms,” a source told Page Six.
“NBC decided rather than fight and face a lawsuit from her, they — and more importantly, Comcast with all its money — decided to draw a line under the entire debacle and pay Megyn the full amount owed in her contract to go away,” another said, noting that she will likely be back on cable news before the 2020 election.