Is Megyn Kelly being “dumped” for Savannah Guthrie? A new tabloid cover story claims there is a shakeup in the works at the “Today” show. Gossip Cop looked into the report.
The new cover of Life & Style announces, “‘Today’ Show Nightmare: Megyn Dumped For Savannah And She Wants To Bring Back Matt!” Last week, Guthrie filled in for Kelly while she was on vacation. Now the magazine is using the guest-hosting stint to claim NBC has “plans to dump controversial star Megyn for Savannah.” A so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “It’s a no-brainer for the network… Megyn sees the writing on the wall. Having Savannah substitute for Megyn was a test. And Megyn knows it.”
An unnamed “source” describes Kelly as a “huge disappointment,” with the outlet noting her “‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ program on NBC was pulled after just eight weeks in 2017 due to lack of interest.” As for Guthrie, it’s said she “wants to take on that extra hour” in the morning show, and the publication claims she has a “secret plan to draw… viewers in again” with help from Matt Lauer. “He’s on board to do an apology interview with Savannah,” maintains the supposed snitch.
The publication fill out the rest of its article with claims of Guthrie and Kelly feuding, and assertions about Guthrie being more liked by the rest of the staff than her colleague. But there’s a few significant things the tabloid isn’t telling readers. First of all, Guthrie’s time filling in for Kelly wasn’t part of a “test.” She was one of several NBC personalities who rotated in and out throughout the week of Kelly’s vacation. For example, others who substituted included Jenna Bush Hager, Al Roker, Keir Simmons, and Jacob Soboroff. In fact, as the week came to an end, the official Twitter account for “Megyn Kelly Today” shared a behind-the-scenes video of all the guest co-hosts, and Guthrie and Hager joked in it that they didn’t know what was going on because they were just fill-ins.