Megyn Kelly’s NBC daytime show is still in production for a Fall Start, however the former Fox News host will be showing up on the peacock network in just a few weeks, according to Page Six of the New York Post.
“She will start in May, and her Sunday show will premiere in June,” a network insider told us. Kelly had been expected to start in July after her Fox contract expired, but she was just released from her Fox deal two weeks ago.
She will join Kate Snow as part of NBC News’ Sunday night programming.
NBC News vet and former “Dateline” executive producer David Corvo will executive produce Kelly’s Sunday show with another longtime NBC producer, Elizabeth Cole. NBC News chairman Andy Lack flew to Russia earlier this month to meet with Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, sparking buzz that a Putin interview may launch Kelly’s show.
Page Six is reporting that while Kelly is starting early, her daytime program is still working through some issues with production and staff.
“It’s a very real problem. There’s no staff in place. They have no idea what they’re going to do with Megyn. Ideas range from talk show to studio audience to news show. It’s a problem,” another source said. Kelly’s rep didn’t comment.
However, another NBC insider insists, “Megyn’s morning show is almost entirely staffed — and it doesn’t air for another five months. They just haven’t announced anybody.”
The Today Show has struggled recently with competition in morning programming, the number one morning show has been flanked by “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning”, with so many changes at the morning desk, Willie Geist and Tamara Hall leaving, “Today” appears to have shifted some focus to covering “real news” in the first hour of programming, it remains to be seen just how Megyn Kelly fits into their new format.