Tamron Hall’s exit from the “Today” show opens the door for Megyn Kelly to step in. Now, the only question is whether the former Fox News star’s new NBC gig will be at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. ET.
TheWrap has learned that NBC executives informed Hall and the “Today” staff last week that the 9 a.m. hour was being canceled to make room for a new program led by Kelly. Hall was offered a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal to stay but chose to leave and the network announced her departure on Wednesday.
Hall’s contract was up at the end of the month. She made her last on-air appearance on Tuesday after failing to reach a new deal at NBC that would not have included her current “Today” duties, but would have included a role from the 7-9 a.m. period.
Last month, TheWrap reported that an NBC News spokesperson didn’t deny the possibility of Kelly landing on the “Today” show. The rumors are coming to fruition, and Kelly will host an NBC morning show starting in the fall of 2017.