Megyn Kelly Likely to Take Over ‘Today’ Show Hour this Fall

Sources inside NBC News doubtful a idea that a 9 a.m. hour would be “canceled” to make room for Kelly.

Plans for Megyn Kelly’s NBC module are beginning to take shape. As formerly reported, Kelly is approaching to take over a 9 a.m. hour of a Today uncover in a fall. Though there is a possibility she could also take a 10 a.m. hour; if that happens, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford will pierce to 9 a.m.

Kelly left Fox News on Jan. 6 after signing a understanding with NBC News that includes a daytime show, a Sunday dusk news repository and a participation on NBC’s event and violation news coverage. Her exit agreement with Fox News is being finalized, contend sources. And she is approaching to strictly start during NBC News in May. Whether she is partial of a network’s news coverage right divided stays to be seen. It’s misleading when her Sunday dusk module will begin, though some attention observers envision it would not be until after a 2017 deteriorate of NBC’s Sunday Night Football wraps early subsequent year. 

The staff during a 9 a.m. hour, that is hosted by Al Roker and Tamron Hall, was told Friday morning about a plans. Roker will contend his purpose on a flagship 7-9 a.m. retard co-anchored by Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. Hall’s understanding is adult in February. But sources during NBC News contend there is a enterprise to keep her during a association and also in a Today uncover family. She now anchors an afternoon retard on MSNBC and also is among a anchors to fill in on progressing hours of Today. 

Sources inside NBC News doubtful a idea that a 9 a.m. hour would be “canceled” to make room for Kelly. Though skeleton are distant from finalized, it’s most some-more expected that Kelly’s module would contend a Today uncover branding. 

On Thursday Roker tweeted a forked congratulations to a “9am producers for producing a #1 morning uncover 7 weeks in a row!!” Today is violence Kelly Ripa’s Live in a demo for a past several weeks, though both shows are down.  

Kelly, 46, upheld adult a large four-year, $100 million understanding from executives during Fox News primogenitor 21st Century Fox to stay during a network, where she hosted a 9 p.m. hour, that was frequently Fox News’ second-most renouned uncover after Bill O’Reilly’s long-running The O’Reilly Report. Her understanding with NBC News, news of that pennyless Jan. 3, held media watchers by surprise.