Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for potentially greener (and perhaps more family-friendly) pastures at NBC, and yesterday marked her final show—and her final goodbye. In an emotional speech at the end of The Kelly File, the journalist bid a touching farewell to her fans and crew.
The full transcript of her goodbye is below.
"Finally tonight, a personal and professional note, from me to you. After more than a dozen years at Fox News, I have decided to pursue a new challenge. This was a tough decision for me, because I love this show, our staff, my crew, my colleagues here at Fox, and you, all of you. Those who write me the lovely handwritten notes, asking about my kids, and even those who—very rarely—complain on Twitter about our coverage after our show, or a presidential debate. Now, I don't actually know most of you, so perhaps it's not true love, but it's the kind that makes one feel connected to another human being, and that, after all, is why I believe we're here—human connection. The truth is, I need more of that in my life, in particular when it comes to my children, who are 7, 5, and 3. So I'll be leaving Fox News at the week's end and starting a new adventure, joining the journalists at NBC News, who I deeply admire. I'll be anchoring a daytime show there, along with a Sunday night news magazine, and you'll see me there on the big nights too, for politics and such. I am very grateful to NBC for this opportunity, and I am deeply thankful to Fox News for the wonderful 12 years I have had here. I have grown up here, and been given every chance a young reporter could ever ask for. The Murdoch family has been kind and good to me at every turn, and my colleagues are like a second family. So I will miss them and this show, and you. And I hope our human connection continues, albeit over a different line. Thank you for watching. With love."
Megyn Kelly undoubtably had a successful run at Fox News (though it's worth noting she recently accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment), but here's to wishing her all the best at her new gig—can't wait to watch.