Will Megyn Kelly Replace Savannah Guthrie On ‘Today Show’?
NBC announced Friday they would include Megyn Kelly on the Today show — and this spawned rumors that she may soon replace Savannah Guthrie.
Sources claim that Guthrie was told only 30 minutes before NBC announced it was canceling the show’s third hour to make room for Kelly.
“Savannah is upset,” a source told Page Six. “:She’s not convinced that Megyn doesn’t want her job.”
It has not yet been decided whether Kelly will be hosting the third or fourth hour of the program.
Despite the rumors, NBC said earlier this month: “We just signed Savannah to a massive deal that is longer than Megyn’s. A lead anchor role at Today isn’t part of the conversation for Megyn.”
The uncertainty following NBC’s major announcement has allegedly angered many of its biggest morning stars.
The rumors come less than five years after Today was widely criticized for the insensitive manner in which they fired longtime anchor Ann Curry after 15 years with the network.
Curry broke down in tears on live television as she told viewers she would not longer be hosting Today alongside Matt Lauer, just one year after she received the position.