The behind the scenes drama at the Today Show continues, and according to a new report, it has gotten so bad that Megyn Kelly wants to leave NBC and go back to Fox News. Could Savannah Guthrie and the rest of the Today Show team be stabbing Kelly in the back?
Ever since Kelly left Fox News for a huge multi-year deal with NBC that included a gig hosting the Today Show’s third hour, her ratings have been a catastrophe. But, she is still the peacock network’s highest-paid personality —reportedly earning $23 million a year.
According to insiders, Kelly blames Guthrie for mean leaks about Kelly’s future with the network. And, during NBC’s eight-hour coverage of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the claws came out.
“As the day went on, Savannah and Megyn got nastier and nastier, making little digs at each other,” says an insider. “When the live broadcast ended, the two of them exploded — accusing each other of talking over one another and interrupting!”
Despite her low ratings, NBC executives have publicly supported Kelly since her move to the network. But, Radar Online is reporting that behind the scenes, the head honchos are on board with a plan to force Kelly out.
And, the Today team doesn’t include Kelly in their social activities. Earlier this month, Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, and more than 25 others went to see weatherman Al Roker make his Broadway debut in Waitress, and Kelly was nowhere to be seen.
A source says that they all went to Butter restaurant on 45th street after the show to celebrate with Roker and his wife. And, someone overheard a Today Show staff member saying that the “family does everything together.” But, it looks like that “family” doesn’t include Kelly.
Another insider claims that Kelly has already told friends that she is in talks with FOX to return to their news network where she was a princess. At NBC she “feels isolated and alone,” and she is not happy. So, something has to give.
Earlier this week, Kelly was in the middle of a discussion about Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and the news anchor struggled to keep a straight face. Warren recently released her DNA test in an attempt to prove that she was part Native American. And, according to the results, Warren is 1/1,024 percent Native American.
Then, Kelly started to chuckle when she read that Warren once contributed to the Pow Wow Chow Cookbook. NBC correspondent Morgan Radford defended Warren, saying that the Senator thought she was Native American, and she wasn’t trying to use her heritage.
But Megyn Kelly countered and said that Warren’s behavior was cultural appropriation.
The Today Show airs weekday mornings on NBC.