Megyn Kelly is considering a return to TV in the fall, in time to cover the 2020 race, sources tell Page Six — although she is still “emotionally scarred” from her unceremonious exit from NBC.
For now, the journalist — who was axed as host of the 9 a.m. hour of “Today” in October over her comments about blackface — is busy spending time with her three kids and learning to cook.
They say she also finally has the time to take exercise classes.
While she’s been off the scene, rumors have swirled that Kelly is working on a tell-all book. But a source close to her denied the scuttlebutt.
The source said: “There’s no book. Megyn’s already written a book” — the 2016 autobiography “Settle for More” — “and why would she want to go back and revisit that NBC nonsense? If there was to be a book, it would be based around policy issues, which isn’t likely right now.”
Page Six revealed that Kelly got a $30 million payout in January after finalizing her exit from the Peacock Network. That means she has received the full $69 million agreed to in her initial contract.
“Megyn’s trying not to make any decisions right now,” the source continued. “She’s emotionally scarred from what happened. She needs a break after decades of hard work.”
They added that the broadcaster “doesn’t want to rush into something just for the sake of it.” “She needs something good emotionally, intellectually — something that’s good for the whole family,” they said.
We’re told that Kelly expects to remain off TV until October — which will have given her a full year off-screen — and is looking at what part she could play in election coverage.