Her assiduously groomed image as an asker of tough questions — unafraid, most notably, to face down Donald Trump — ran too forcefully, into the buzz saw of the network’s ongoing repositioning for the Trump era. There was no other way forward.
To be clear, the move to NBC will provide Kelly with plenty of perks. The New York Times’ reporting indicates it is to come with an ambitious suite of programs, including a daytime show and a Sunday-night broadcast. But even if the author of Settle for More had settled for a bit less, it’d still be a win, as she extricates herself from a tricky spot at Fox.