Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly will be back on the air this June, according to a Page Six source. Kelly will be hosting a Sunday evening show with Kate Snow on NBC.
“She will start in May, and her Sunday show will premiere in June,” a network insider told Page Six.
Kelly was not expected to start until her contract with Fox ended in July, but according to the insider, she was released from the deal two weeks ago.
NBC News chairman Andy Lack recently flew to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, and Page Six reports there’s speculation that Megan’s first show will include an interview with Putin.
Former “Dateline” executive producer David Corvo will executive-produce Kelly’s show with NBC veteran producer, Elizabeth Cole. The news outlet reports Kelly’s weekday morning show, expected to debut this fall, still does not have an executive producer.
“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.
On the other hand, a different NBC insider said, “Megyn’s morning show is almost entirely staffed — and it doesn’t air for another five months. They just haven’t announced anybody.”
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