The CEO of 21st Century Fox, Lachlan Murdoch is pushing back hard on rumors that Megyn Kelly will return to Fox News after her tumultuous departure from NBC.
Per The Daily Caller:
Murdoch, who will head up Fox News’ parent company New Fox, said at The New York Times’ Dealbook conference that he is a fan of Kelly’s but that he is happy with Fox’s current lineup.
“I am a big fan of Megyn’s,” Murdoch said. “I like her a lot. We didn’t want her to leave Fox when she did.”
“Having said that, I’m very happy with our current lineup on Fox and we won’t be making any changes there,” he added.
Murdoch also told moderator Andrew Ross Sorkin that he thinks Kelly was damaged by her controversial exit from NBC News, but that he hopes she finds work elsewhere because she is “very talented.”
Earlier this week, The Daily Beast reported that Fox’s press shop turned on Kelly after she departed the network, urging hosts to mercilessly cover every one of her missteps at NBC. Fox denied the report.