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Megyn Kelly leaves Fox News, joins NBC

Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly moves to NBC News.
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Fox News’ Megyn Kelly announced that she will be leaving the network to join NBC News on Tuesday.

The newswoman has been with Fox for over ten years, her show The Kelly File, a spin-off of the O’Reilly Factor, began in 2013.

“After more than a dozen years at Fox News, I decided to pursue a new challenge,” she said in the live announcement.

Recently Kelly was brought to the nation’s attention when she made a statement to Donald Trump during the Republican debate back in August.

“You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” She also asked the now famous question about Trump's temperment and how that would affect his role as president. 

This prompted the now president-elect to fire back via twitter the next day.

“Wow, @megynkelly really bombed tonight. People are going wild on twitter! Funny to watch.”

Some have said that it was her approach in challenging reactionary ideals, while still employed by a right-slanted news network that put her on the map.

NBC News has already made a place for Kelly, giving her a seat as the host of a daytime show, an evening magazine and contributor to political events.

Kelly says she is looking forward to the move and she is grateful for her time at Fox.

“I am deeply thankful to Fox News for the wonderful 12 years I have had here. I have grown up here, and have been given every chance a young reporter could ask for.”