Megyn Kelly TODAY will not return, NBC News announces

NBC News made the announcement Friday.
/ Source: TODAY

NBC News has announced it is ending Megyn Kelly TODAY.

“Megyn Kelly TODAY is not returning. Next week, the 9am hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors,” a statement from an NBC News spokesperson read.

Earlier this week, Kelly was criticized for her comments on blackface during a roundtable discussion on her program about offensive Halloween costumes. The anchor suggested that at one point in time, wearing blackface was OK as long as it was part of a costume.

Kelly, who was widely chastised for the remarks, later apologized on the air.

Kelly joined TODAY in September 2017.