Axios has confirmed that Megyn Kelly will not be returning to "Today" after her comments on blackface earlier this week.
The details: According to NBC, "the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors," next week. Kelly is still in talks with the company about her future with NBC. Discussions likely center around Kelly's departure, as her run with the company comes to an end in year two of a three-year, $69 million contract. Kelly hired attorney Bryan Freedman, which could be a sign of a battle to come over the time remaining on her deal.
Editor's note: NBC is an investor in Axios and Andy Lack, chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, is a member of the Axios board.