NBC’s high profile hiring of Megyn Kelly has been disastrous from almost the first day. She has not delivered the ratings they expected at all. However, Megyn has embraced the #MeToo movement on her show and executives fear she would use that for a lawsuit if they let her go.
The Daily Mail reports:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Megyn Kelly needs to go.’ Top NBC brass tell DailyMailTV the daytime diva is tearing down the network and her aggressive #MeToo reporting on stars such as Matt Lauer is part of her strategy to make it impossible to get fired
Megyn Kelly has been building a failsafe plan to ensure she can’t be fired from NBC News amid her show’s tanking ratings, executives at NBC News tell DailyMailTV exclusively.
The former Fox News host launched her much-hyped show Megyn Kelly Today last September after securing a three-year contract for a staggering $69 million.
Despite NBC heavily promoting the 47-year-old’s show, her ratings have been abysmal, with viewers changing the channel when the Today show ends over to rival ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Megyn began extensively covering the #MeToo movement in a bid to carve out a place for her show, even covering her own colleagues at the network who had been accused or fired over allegations of sexual misconduct, most notably Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw.
Multiple top executives at NBC tell DailyMailTV they believe she has strategically positioned herself as a champion of #MeToo in case her show is cancelled, paving the way for a potential suit for being fired for speaking out against her employer.
Where is Megyn Kelly going to go if NBC drops her? It looks as though leaving FOX was not her best decision.