Megyn Kelly made her debut as an NBC morning TV host on Monday with the declaration that she's "kind of done with politics for now."
The former Fox News Channel anchor was in the thick of it during the 2016 presidential campaign, most notably when Donald Trump turned on her following her sharp questioning of him in a debate.
She joked at the beginning of "Megyn Kelly Today" that "we'll be dissecting the latest tweet from President Trump."
No, she wouldn't. Trump was tweeting about football players and the American flag on Monday morning, but Kelly's show had an interview with the revived cast of NBC's "Will & Grace," a toast from her new "Today" colleagues and a story about a nun fighting violence in Chicago.
"The truth is, I'm kind of done with politics for now," Kelly said. "You know why, right? We all felt it, it's everywhere. And it's just gotten so dark." She said she wants viewers "to have a laugh with us, a smile, sometimes a tear and maybe a little hope to start your day."
Sheeran books U.S. Bank Stadium
Ed Sheeran, the 26-year-old English singer/songwriter of "The A-Team" and "Love Yourself" fame, has included Minneapolis as part of his first major U.S. stadium tour. His Oct. 20, 2018, concert at U.S. Bank Stadium was announced Monday. Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster exactly one year before the Minneapolis date, with pre-sale offers starting Oct. 16. Prices were not provided. Sheeran has continued to rack up widespread radio play and high chart numbers with the singles off last year's album "÷" ("Divide"), including the hopelessly mushy "Shape of You" and the more U2-like anthem "Castle on the Hill." His stadium tour will kick off Aug. 18, 2018, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Presidential scholar Brinkley's new gig
One of the nation's leading presidential experts has been named an in-house scholar for the New-York Historical Society. The museum said Monday that Douglas Brinkley will take on the newly created role of presidential historian. Brinkley, a commentator for CNN and a Rice University history professor, has written about Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, among others. As part of the society's Presidency Project, Brinkley will oversee a panel of scholars including Annette Gordon-Reed, Sean Wilentz, Jon Meacham and Patricia O'Toole. The museum is seeking to educate the general public about the "role, powers and responsibilities" of the executive office.