Despite plans to make her the face of the network's coverage of the midterm elections, NBC is scrubbing Megyn Kelly from its programming amid her ongoing exit talks.
The former "Megyn Kelly Today" host was supposed to cover the midterm election results on Tuesday night alongside Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd, and the network even went as far as to send out a press release announcing that lineup. But, in the wake of her blackface controversy, Kelly won't be featured on Tuesday night.
On Monday, NBC debuted a short ad that only showed Holt, Guthrie and Todd for its coverage of "The Vote: America's Future," and a source confirmed to Page Six that she is "not going to be part of election-night coverage."
The update comes as Kelly reportedly continues to negotiate the terms of her exit from NBC after the network cancelled "Megyn Kelly Today" two weeks ago. Sources close to the network say that the former Fox News host wants NBC to pay her the remainder of her reported $69 million deal and shorten her non-compete.
Kelly had reportedly requested that she be transitioned into hard, political news again and had been featured heavily during the network's coverage of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings earlier this fall.