Former NBC and Fox News host Megyn Kelly is considering a return to television in time to cover the 2020 presidential race, Page Six reported.
Kelly, who was let go by NBC in October after she made comments about blackface, received the entirety of her $69 million contract despite being axed less than two years into her deal.
According to Page Six, Kelly is still “emotionally scarred” from her ouster at NBC and has been spending time “learning to cook” and taking “exercise classes.”
Kelly expects to remain off TV until at least October, Page Six reported, a full year since the last time she hosted her hour of “Today.”
Kelly wants to play a part in the coverage of the 2020 election, the report said.
Source says Kelly wants ‘something good intellectually’:
“Megyn’s trying not to make any decisions right now,” a source close to Kelly told Page Six. “She’s emotionally scarred from what happened. She needs a break after decades of hard work.”
The source added that Kelly “doesn’t want to rush into something just for the sake of it. She needs something good emotionally, intellectually — something that’s good for the whole family.”
Kelly was forced out after blackface comments:
Kelly was ousted after defending blackface in Halloween costumes.
“What is racist?” she asked about blackface. "You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface in Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. Like, back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”
She apologized the following day.
"I want to begin with two words: I'm sorry," she said. “That conversation turned to whether it is ever OK for a person of one race to dress up as another -- a black person making their face lighter or a white person making theirs darker to make a costume complete," she continued. "I defended the idea, saying that as long it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed OK. Well, I was wrong and I am sorry."