|Megyn Kelly, Savannah Guthrie|
Multiple sources tell Page Six at The NY Post that Kelly is likely to take the lead role on the NBC morning show with Lauer when she starts in September. Guthrie, who recently signed a new long-term deal with “Today,” could be bumped to another role or even take over Hall’s 9 a.m. slot, we’re told.
“NBC is not paying Megyn $12 to $15 million a year to be on at 9 a.m. The word is that Savannah could take the 9 a.m. slot and Megyn will go right in at 7 a.m. Andy Lack is completely behind all of this,” a source told us, adding, “There’s no way Megyn would have signed with NBC unless she was promised a big role down the line.”
But NBC execs insist they will not be swapping out Guthrie for Kelly. “Let me say this for the last time and as clearly as possible: This is never ever going to happen,” Noah Oppenheim, SVP of “Today,” told us.
Kelly’s rep added, “This is unequivocally false.”