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Looks like FOX News loses its only female prime-time star.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports:

After 12 years, Megyn Kelly is leaving the FOX News Channel and is headed to NBC News. The move was confirmed by Kelly's publicist, Leslee Dart.

Kelly leaves on a high note, her show "The Kelly File" was second-most-watched, behind only Bill O'Reilly. But she also leaves after a year of upheaval and a battle with President-elect Donald Trump starting with this question Presidential GOP Debate:

(Kelly) "You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals... (President-elect Trump) Only Rosie O'Donnell."

According to a statement from NBC, Kelly's new role will consist of a new one hour daytime program and anchoring a Sunday evening news program.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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