Megyn Kelly is expected to wind down her 9 a.m. ‘Today’ show hour by the end of the season, THR reported late Wednesday.
Megyn Kelly Today will be airing re-runs in wake of the NBC News host’s controversial comments about wearing blackface and amid an uncertain future surrounding her place at the network.
As The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday, Kelly was absent Thursday and will also not appear on the Friday episode of her show, the 9 a.m. hour of Today. “Given the circumstances, Megyn Kelly Today will be on tape the rest of the week,” a spokesperson for NBC News said in a statement on Thursday.
The host is expected to end her show on the 9 a.m. hour of Today by the end of the season, a source told THR. Kelly was set to meet with executives to work out the future of her role at the network. During meetings held before the eruption from her blackface remarks, Kelly had expressed a desire to cover more news and politics and move away from the lighter fare she often covers on her morning show. Now, backlash from the remarks seem to have only exacerbated the conversation about the future of both Megyn Kelly Today and Kelly at NBC. It’s unclear what NBC News would put in place of Kelly’s show.
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