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Ronna McDaniel’s stint at NBC News was shorter than a “Scaramucci,” but she might still be in line for a hefty six-figure payout, or even more, as per Politico’s report indicating that the former RNC chair has enlisted the expertise of a prominent media lawyer.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that NBC was parting ways with McDaniel, shortly after announcing her appointment as a political analyst. This decision followed a vocal backlash from several of the network’s on-air personalities, who criticized McDaniel’s involvement in former President Donald Trump’s attempts to challenge the 2020 election results.

While removing McDaniel might appease discontent within the network, it’s likely to incur significant financial repercussions. Multiple sources reported that McDaniel’s two-year contract was worth nearly $300,000 annually, with Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin confirming its signing.

In a potential breach of contract scenario, the contract’s specific terms and applicable state laws will be pivotal. However, given McDaniel’s readiness to fulfill her obligations, arguing NBC’s breach should be relatively straightforward. Adding weight to McDaniel’s case is her participation in what essentially constituted her inaugural and final day at work: an interview with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press, where Welker acknowledged McDaniel as a “paid NBC News contributor.”

Politico Playbook’s Wednesday edition underscored the exorbitant cost of that brief segment for NBC, estimating that if McDaniel were to claim the approximately $600,000 owed for her full contract term, it would translate to “more than $30,000 per minute, or $500 per second.”

Politico also revealed McDaniel’s consultation with Bryan Freedman, a prominent entertainment and media attorney, to explore her legal options. Freedman, recognized in the Mediaite Most Influential in News Media 2023 list, is renowned for representing high-profile figures in the media industry, such as Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon, who faced sudden terminations.

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