TMZ approached Kelly on the street while she was walking with her husband, Doug Brunt, and asked if she will be back on TV this year.
Megyn Kelly was midway through a lucrative contract that paid her US$69 million over three years. "I want to look at everything", she said.
Roker, Craig Melvin, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones will now officially fill the third hour of the "Today" show created when Kelly's program was axed, an NBC source told People magazine.
Kelly made a tearful apology to viewers following her blackface comments, but it proved to be her last appearance on NBC News. Her regret over the comment, however, was apparently not enough to sway NBC executives.
This contributed to tensions between Kelly and NBC executives, including NBC News chair Andy Lack, who invested tens of millions of dollars in her hiring. Fox reportedly offered her a new contract worth more than $20 million a year, but Kelly was eager to shed the combative style she honed at the conservative network.
When those stories began to fade, Kelly had trouble attracting an audience in the soft-focus world of morning television.
Last September, Kelly publicly contradicted part of Lack's account about why NBC opted not to air Ronan Farrow's reporting about Harvey Weinstein. NBC announced on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 that "Megyn Kelly Today" will not return. Kelly said it was OK when she was "a kid" (she was born in 1970) to don blackface - "so long as you were dressing up as a character".
It's not immediately clear what's next for Kelly.
It is unclear given these terms why the negotiations took so long to finalize, especially since the terms of Kelly's nondisclosure did not change.