Megyn Kelly is leaving NBC with a US$30 million payout

Megyn Kelly attends the TIME 100 Gala in April 2018.
Megyn Kelly attends the TIME 100 Gala in April 2018.PHOTOS: AFP

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Megyn Kelly and NBC News have agreed to the high-profile TV host's exit terms, which will allow her to leave the company with a US$30 million (S$40 million) payout, NBC News reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the agreement.

The news comes after months of negotiations over parts of Kelly's contract following her removal in October from NBC's morning show Today.

Kelly will leave NBC with the remainder of her US$69 million contract, according to the report.

NBC and Kelly have resolved their differences, and Kelly is no longer an employee of the network, according to a statement from NBC, cited in the report.

The former Fox News anchor was removed as the host of NBC's morning fixture following a Halloween segment, when she questioned why using "blackface" for a costume was inappropriate.

Kelly later apologised for the comments.