Megyn Kelly’s replacements have been named. Just three months after the NBC show “Megyn Kelly Today” was cancelled, it was announced that Dylan Dreyer, Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin will be the new faces of the third hour of “Today.”
MEANWHILE—The “Today” show is also looking for a replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford, who plans to leave the fourth hour of the show in April. Rumors are that Jenna Bush Hager is in the running to be Hoda Kotb’s new co-host.
Al Roker may have had ulterior motives when it came to Megyn Kelly getting the boot. The 64-year-old was reportedly bitter when he was kicked out of his 9am time slot for Megyn’s new show on NBC. Since the backlash of Megyn’s blackface comment—which Al called her out for—her show has been cancelled and is being replaced by a show with existing NBC talent, such as Al. The Monday show was anchored by Al along with Hoda Kotb, who started out the show saying, “today begins a new chapter.”
MEANWHILE—Megyn Kelly’s exit deal with the network is still being negotiated. She is asking for $50 million.