NBC is making major changes to its top-rated Today morning show to accommodate the arrival of former Fox News star Megyn Kelly.
Staffers at the network are upset that NBC would make significant changes to its Today lineup, given the show’s strong ratings over the last several months. Today producers were reportedly informed of the changes Friday morning, one day after Al Roker tweeted a celebratory message about the show’s ratings.
— Al Roker (@alroker) January 26, 2017
“People are pissed. The third hour was beating every syndicated show across the board,” the insider told Page Six. “They were in over their head and bit off more than they can chew when they hired Megyn.”
Kelly turned down a reported $100 million, four-year offer to remain at Fox News to jump to NBC, where she is set to headline both a daytime news show and a Sunday night “in-depth” newsmagazine show.