NBC’s newest anchor, Megyn Kelly is set to debut her new show in September, which will air weekday mornings.
The content of the show has not yet been discussed with the public, but a Page Six source recently said Kelly wants “to help people the way Oprah did” and have a more upbeat show, altogether.
Kelly wants a show that is very different than the evening program she had at Fox, according to Page Six’s source, and it may even have a live audience.
“There was a lot of tough news to report on her show at Fox News. A lot of combative interviewing … going after people. Doing that every night was difficult. Megyn feels she has more to offer. She wants to help people the way Oprah did, and do something more positive. She’ll be focusing on issues and bringing in real people as well as celebrities. Plus, she has a sense of humor and she wants to use that,” according to the source.
In 2015, Kelly told Variety, “Barbara Walters has retired, Diane Sawyer left her anchor role. Oprah has moved to the OWN network and is doing a different thing now. So, why not me?”
Page Six’s source added, “Megyn will have the Sunday night show on NBC to scratch that itch. That’s where you’ll see the big interviews and stories.”
Kelly is still under contract with Fox until July 1, according to Page Six. NBC is still in the process of trying to find a producer for her new show.
H/T: Page Six
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