Fox’s Lachlan Murdoch Pushes Back On Rumors Megyn Kelly Will Return To Fox News

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

21st Century Fox Executive Lachlan Murdoch pushed back on rumors that Megyn Kelly will return to Fox News after her departure from NBC News.

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.”

Megyn Kelly attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Megyn Kelly attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Kelly joined Fox News as an anchor in 2004, and left in 2017 to host morning program “Megyn Kelly Today” on NBC.

Kelly is currently negotiating her exit from NBC after her show was canceled following controversial remarks she made about blackface. The negotiations intensified this week as each party accused the other of leaking details to the press.

UPDATE (4:52 pm):

We deleted a reference to a Daily Beast article that the network says is false.

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