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What Megyn Kelly’s exit means for Fox News?

With slipping ratings, an aging audience and the loss of Roger Ailes, the once-unbeatable network is starting to look vulnerable.

From Campaign U.S.: There could be some choppy waters ahead for Fox News. And, for Megyn Kelly, there is no guarantee she will be a success in her new gig at NBC. Just think of Katie Couric, who left NBC’s “Today” at the height of her popularity in 2006. This week, 10 years later, she is back as a guest co-host on the morning franchise, filling in for Savannah Guthrie during her maternity leave. How about a nice piece of humble pie, Katie?

News of Kelly’s departure is certainly no surprise. Her contract was ending. She was instrumental in the departure of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. And her tumultuous relationship with president-elect Donald J. Trump made her one of the hottest tickets in town. Everyone wants a piece of her, so why not strike when the iron is hot? Clearly the time was right for Kelly to make the move.

For Fox News, the departure of Kelly could not have come at a worse time. For more, click here

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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