However, the change in her team was in effect before her blackface comments on Tuesday's "Megyn Kelly Today", signaling that Kelly was eyeing a change in her role at NBC News before the scandal erupted.
The NBC source did lament the fact that Kelly will depart the network with every penny of her $69 million contract.
The former Fox News host apologized to her staff in an email later that day, and on Wednesday she made a public apology on-air. Citing the particular example of "Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps getting slammed as racist for darkening her skin in order to look like Diana Ross for Halloween, Kelly pushed back on the idea that that was inherently racist.
The host came under fire on Tuesday after suggesting that it was acceptable to wear blackface as long as it was part of a Halloween costume. I texted her at the time and she apologized", he said, before adding, "I think I was a good husband.
From the beginning, Megyn Kelly's stint on NBC has been a mixed bag, because despite having trash opinions for a very long time, she was a TV news and politics journalist sentenced to the world of daytime television where everything is politics-lite with some softball stories.
"Megyn Kelly Today" is not over yet.
The fallout from Megyn Kelly's blackface comments continues.
After she made the comments, Kelly retained the services of Bryan Freedman, one of Hollywood's litigators.
Kelly's co-hosts on the main Today show, who present between 7am and 9am before Kelly appears, were heavily critical of her comments.
Wherever Kelly lands, we suspect it will be on her feet ...
Variety reported that Kelly was interested in taking on a new position within the network, but Kelly reportedly has a contentious relationship with NBC News Chairman Andy Lack. NBC have not made any official statement about the future of the show. Al Roker said that Kelly "owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country".
Another source said that Kelly's show will be ending, but negotiations about the end date and other details are still underway. "Everyone's being told that they still have a home here, but it won't be on Megyn's show", one source shared with People.
They also do not know how they are going to handle her exit from Today and where she goes from there.
It's unimaginable. Where would they put her?