Megyn Kelly could be poised to make a big splash in her debut at NBC according to sources that spoke to the New York Post’s Page Six.
Page Six reported:
NBC News chairman Andy Lack has been in Russia this week, trying to land an interview with the Russian president for the network.
The big question is, if Lack succeeds, will the “biggest get on the planet” go to Kelly to debut her Sunday night news magazine show? Or would “Today’s” Matt Lauer or “Nightly News’ ” Lester Holt pull rank and steal the scoop?
NBC insiders say it is not yet clear.
One told Page Six, “Andy Lack has been in Russia having meetings to land an interview with Putin,” adding that Lack was hoping to meet with the Russian strongman’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
The source continued that Lack’s Russia trip was on the back of a tour of NBC’s European bureaus and meetings in Lyon, France, with Euronews — a television network that NBC announced it had acquired a 25 percent stake of in February — amid hopes it will compete with CNN. Euronews reaches 277 million households across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Given the FBI investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia, plus the crisis in Syria, a hard-hitting news interview with Putin could run across all NBC and Euronews platforms, exposing Kelly to an international audience.
An interview with Vladimir Putin would be a heck of a way to start her new job at NBC!
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