Megyn Kelly Is Not Coming For Savannah Guthrie’s Spot On NBC’s ‘Today’ Show
The rumors claiming that Megyn Kelly dislikes and is plotting to take Savannah Guthrie‘s job on Today are just that. In early February, NBC put out a press release which confirmed that they had hired Kelly to be part of their morning lineup.
The former attorney accomplished her goals of being a successful TV anchor and a caring mother. Mrs. Kelly signed a $12 million deal with NBC where she will host two new projects – a morning show and a Sunday night magazine-style program.
Additionally, Kelly, who was a former political commentator on Fox News, will be appearing alongside other NBC anchors such as Lester Holt and Matt Lauer to cover breaking news and the most important political events. The network’s decision to recruit Kelly led to chaos, shakeups, and insanely wild rumors.
To give Kelly the coveted 10 AM hour for her show, Tamron Hall and Al Roker lost their hosting jobs, Today‘s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were moved to 9 AM. One of the allegations being pushed by unnamed sources said Today co-host, Guthrie, has not been able to sleep at night since Kelly’s arrival was announced.
Guthrie, who is on maternity leave after welcoming a baby boy last December, is apparently fearful that the network sees Kelly as a more valuable asset and demote or dump her. A source close to the author shared: “If you’re Savannah, you’re looking over your shoulder every minute. The first time Savannah is out, Megyn will fill in, sitting next to Matt Lauer and NBC will go to great lengths to capitalize on it.”
Noah Oppenheim, the Senior Executive Vice President of NBC News, has spoken to the media to say Kelly will not replace Guthrie. He said: “There’s no truth to this at all. Let me say this for the last time and as clearly as possible – this is never ever going to happen.”
Kelly is set to launch her show in the fall.