A lawyer for Megyn Kelly says that she remains an employee of NBC News following the cancellation of her morning show and negotiations about "next steps" are ongoing.

Attorney Bryan Freedman did not elaborate on the discussions in a statement issued Friday hours after Kelly's morning show was canceled.

NBC canceled "Megyn Kelly Today" after fallout from Kelly's on-air comment Tuesday that it was OK for white people to wear blackface at Halloween when she was growing up.

A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press that negotiations for Kelly's exit from NBC are underway. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about Kelly's status with the network.

NBC News says the hour that had belonged to Kelly will be hosted next week by other "Today" show co-anchors.

The network on Friday again aired a repeat of "Megyn Kelly Today" just as it did Thursday following this week's controversy.

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