Fox News’ star Megyn Kelly headed to NBC News

FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly poses for a portrait in New York. In a new book, Kelly says Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to give her a free hotel stay as part of what she called his pattern of trying to influence news coverage of his presidential campaign. In "Settle for More," to be released Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, Kelly also said Trump may have gotten a pre-debate tip about her first question, in which she confronted him with his critical comments about women. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News star whose 12-year stint has been marked by upheavals at her network and personal attacks on the campaign trail, is headed to NBC News.

The move was confirmed by Kelly’s publicist, Leslee Dart.

Kelly’s departure deprives Fox News of its second-most-watched host, behind only Bill O’Reilly.

Her contract with the network was due to run out this summer.

In the past two years, Kelly has weathered personal attacks from Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and last summer she played a behind-the-scenes role in the ouster of Fox News founder Roger Ailes after multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

She is expected to take on a multi-faceted role at NBC.

The move was first reported by The New York Times.

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