Megyn Kelly NOT Replacing Savannah Guthrie On ‘Today Show,’ Despite Report
It was announced earlier this week that Kelly would be leaving Fox News to host a daily daytime show and Sunday night news program on NBC. The New York Post now blares in a headline, “Megyn Kelly could be in line to replace Savannah at ‘Today.'” In the accompanying article, an unreliable source tells the newspaper, “There is a rumor on set that Megyn would eventually get the lead anchor role on ‘Today,’ pushing Savannah out.”
Only, Guthrie recently signed a five-year deal with “Today” to remain the lead anchor alongside Matt Lauer. Simply put, she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with a “Today” show rep, who assures us Kelly isn’t taking Guthrie’s gig. We’re told, “No, Megyn is not being ‘groomed’; the senior leadership of NBC News expects to be long-retired and sleeping in while Savannah is still rising early and anchoring Today.” Kelly’s new time slot has yet to be decided, but it certainly isn’t the 8 a.m. hour of “Today.”
Friday night marks the final episode of the newswoman’s show, “The Kelly File,” the second-most watched cable news program behind Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” The exact date Kelly will officially join NBC has yet to be announced.