Kelly had been the target of sharp criticism from Trump while she was at Fox News during the 2016 campaign.
We had the rumors yesterday. We have the confirmation today. NBC News announced Friday that Megyn Kelly has been fired from the network, putting an end to "Megyn Kelly Today." The program lasted 13 months.
"Megyn Kelly Today is not returning," an NBC News spokesperson said. "Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors.”
Kelly outraged viewers earlier this week during a panel on controversial Halloween costumes. She and her fellow panelists were discussing cultural misappropriation, when Kelly suggested that blackface had been "okay" when she was a kid.
"What is racist?" she asked. "Because you get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. When I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up like a character."