Wow. Mornings are going to look a lot different on NBC in the fall. Megyn Kelly will be moving into the third hour of the Today Show, Page Six is reporting. There have been rumors circulating since Kelly announced she was leaving Fox News in November. Now the cat is slowly coming out of the bag…
Page Six got the exclusive….
We’re told Kelly will take over either the 9 a.m. hour from Tamron Hall and Al Roker or will replace Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. “If she takes over Hoda and Kathie Lee’s 10 a.m. hour, they will move to the 9 a.m. hour,” an insider said. We hear Hall will be leaving the network next month when her contract is up. Roker will continue his 7-to-9 a.m. duties.
Kelly will start in September.
“Everyone has been left in the dark and no one knows why there’s such a disruption when shows are doing so well across the board,” an insider told us. Another insider adds: “People are pissed. The third hour was beating every syndicated show across the board. They were in over their head and bit off more than they can chew when they hired Megyn.”
Reports indicate many of the cast and crew were unaware of all the changes. NBC has not yet released an official statement on what their fall morning lineup will be.