Megyn Kelly addressed viewers about her departure from Fox News and teared up when she spoke about her time at the network.
“I have decided to pursue a new challenge,” she told her audience on Tuesday’s “The Kelly File,” adding that it was a “tough decision” to leave Fox News Channel where she has “grown up” over the last 12 years.
Thank you for watching. With love… pic.twitter.com/0MjyVl6vAe
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 4, 2017
Kelly explained that she needed more “human connection” in her life, especially with her three children.
“So, I’ll be leaving Fox News at week’s end and starting a new adventure, joining the journalists at NBC News who I deeply admire,” she said.
Critics were quick to question the logic in that. One comment summed up the problem with a touch of sarcasm:
“I want to spend more time with my kids so I’m leaving for a daytime, Sunday and event commentary job.”
She shared details of her new role at NBC and thanked them for the opportunity. She was also “deeply thankful” to Fox for giving her “every chance a young reporter could ask for.”
Reactions on Twitter following her remarks on Tuesday continued to be mixed, with some viewers sad to see her go and others who felt it was about time.
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— Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) January 3, 2017
— John Cole (@SaveFuel48) January 4, 2017
@megynkelly FOX to liberal NBC? Wish u had been honest w us re ur political leanings. Pretending to be fair balanced but always angry w Reps
— 🇺🇸Myrna🇺🇸 (@inthecopa) January 4, 2017
— Proud_Infidel (@Proud__Infidel) January 4, 2017
Words cannot describe how happy I am that @megynkelly is finally leaving Fox News. She’s the complete opposite of fair and balanced.
— MADAY (@TheMaday) January 4, 2017
When you replace Megyn Kelly, I suggest you find someone a lot less arrogant and self-absorbed. pic.twitter.com/tN3b0QVIjc
— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) January 4, 2017
@megynkelly human connection. Most important indeed. Will support you always. Stay awesome. All the best!
— Rhinestone Butterfly (@GAFan8) January 4, 2017
@megynkelly I’m amazed at all the ridiculous hate being thrown at you; though not surprised. They’re petty, and you’ll rock at NBC!
— Jimmy Novak (@MichaelTheRed) January 4, 2017
Bye Bye @megynkelly 🎉✨💫
— Vote Trump Pics (@VoteTrumpPics) January 4, 2017
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) January 4, 2017
— Deplorable Jason (@JSmithAvenu) January 4, 2017
— Jimble Kimble (@damongiles1973) January 4, 2017
— Tempest Storm (@tempteststorm2) January 4, 2017
@megynkelly What took you so long to leave?
— Arthur B Schwartz Jr (@abschwartzjr) January 4, 2011
— Brett Pyle (@btpyle) January 4, 2017
Very interesting that @megynkelly talks about spending more time with her children but she will be assuming more duties at her new job.
— noleeps (@noleeps) January 4, 2017
— Lisa Cash Hanson (@Mompreneurmogul) January 4, 2017
— Always Deplorable (@FrankFFurter) January 3, 2017
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