Is Megyn Kelly becoming a one woman wrecking ball when it comes to the Today Show?
First Kelly knocked Tamron Hall off the show and now she might have her sights set on Savanah Guthrie's job.
Page Six writes that after the departure of Hall from “Today,” TV insiders are buzzing that Kelly could next unseat Savannah Guthrie as the star co-anchor with Matt Lauer.
Multiple sources tell Page Six that Kelly is likely to take the lead role on the NBC morning show with Lauer when she starts in September. Guthrie, who recently signed a new long-term deal with “Today,” could be bumped to another role or even take over Hall’s 9 a.m. slot, we’re told.
“NBC is not paying Megyn $12 to $15 million a year to be on at 9 a.m. The word is that Savannah could take the 9 a.m. slot and Megyn will go right in at 7 a.m. Andy Lack is completely behind all of this,” a source told us, adding, “There’s no way Megyn would have signed with NBC unless she was promised a big role down the line.”
Guthrie is currently out on maternity leave and sources told Page Six she has been kept in the dark about what Kelly’s role will be.
“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. It doesn’t make sense to pay Megyn that kind of money unless she’s on at 7 a.m.,” another source said.
If this happens, somebody better keep a close eye on Al Roker, because Al might go postal.
Take our word, this Megyn Kelly experiment is not going to end well.