Matt Lauer is apparently ready to walk away from his $28 million a year Today show gig in a hissy fit over Megyn Kelly’s hiring!
RadarOnline.com has learned Lauer, 59, told NBC honchos, “I quit” — after the Peacock Network crowned former FOX News star Megyn Kelly as its new queen, complete with a hefty $15 million contract!
As Radar has reported, Lauer fumed when Kelly, 46, was handed the third hour of Today — and sources claim he plans to pack it in when his current deal expires in 2020.
“It seems Matt felt betrayed that NBC went behind his back to hire Megyn,” an insider spilled to Radar. “He probably felt he should’ve been consulted since he’s the big kahuna on Today.” In addition to frustrating Lauer, Kelly stumbled during her first week, getting poor marks for a toothless interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin and sparking an uproar over her sit-down with a noted conspiracy theorist.