Did NBC throw $17 million out the window when they signed Megyn Kelly, the FOX News host who liberals couldn’t stand and conservatives deserted in mass numbers over her visceral dislike for then-candidate Donald J. Trump?
NBC News chairman Andy Lack confessed to nervousness about Megyn Kelly’s upcoming network morning show, saying the risk is “unnerving” and “a little scary.”
Lack’s confession about Kelly’s upcoming debut is not exactly a vote of confidence for their $17 million golden girl…
Kelly, the former Fox News host, is debuting her daily 9 a.m. ET show “Megyn Kelly Today” on Sept. 25. Her summertime “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” newsmagazine program served as a test launch of sorts, but it disappointed, both critically and in the ratings.
Lack signed Kelly away from Fox with an offer reportedly worth more than $17 million a year. Her show will follow Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer on NBC’s treasured “Today” show, which wins its time slot in the vaunted 25-to-54 demographic. – WFB