Megyn Kelly’s new gig at NBC News has been plagued by drama. Every week brings some new controversy. In this latest instance, Kelly wants to bring on a guest who would represent an embarrassment to the network’s parent company.
The New York Post reported:
NBC ‘appalled’ Megyn Kelly is trying to book Catt Sadler
Megyn Kelly is at war with executives from her own network, Page Six has learned.
We’re told that bosses at NBC are “appalled” because Kelly is trying to book Catt Sadler on the “Today” show to talk about the now-famous pay dispute that caused Sadler to suddenly quit “E! News.” The problem? NBC’s parent company, NBCUniversal, also owns Sadler’s former employer, the E! Network.
“They are appalled [Kelly] would use their own airtime to criticize the company,” said an insider. “It was bad enough when Debra Messing [who stars on NBC’s ‘Will & Grace’] weighed in on [Sadler’s grievance] on the Golden Globes red carpet on NBC. Now Megyn is going to put Catt front and center — on NBC! Yikes.”
As Page Six first reported, Sadler dramatically quit E! in December after more than 10 years with the network. She soon after revealed that her reason for leaving was that she discovered that her “E! News” co-host Jason Kennedy was making nearly twice her salary.
What will next week’s moment of drama be for Megyn? Stay tuned.