The Today Show team of Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will be heading to South Korea to cover the Winter Olympics. They will be covering the first three hours from the venue next month. And it was just revealed that Megyn Kelly will not be joining them. And as it stands, this could signal the beginning of the end for her reign at NBC.

The writing was on the wall recently when Kotb was promoted to take over the spot left open by the disgraced Matt Lauer. Kelly had been ‘at war’ with Kotb for the assignment, leaving the set at NBC in an awkward position:

“According to Radar Online, things are “getting ugly” behind the scenes at the Today Show, even though both women are smiling for the cameras. A source claims that the two women are only pretending to be friends, but there is really a “knife fight” going on because they are both ambitious and know this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“’Megyn wants the job and has already made it clear that she is willing and ready to replace Matt. She comes from a hard news background and would be more comfortable hosting the first two hours of the show than her current 9 am slot with a studio audience and fluffy feel-good segments,’ says a production insider.”

But Kelly was never a serious candidate for the job due to her sagging ratings. But now with the Olympics promising to be one of the biggest rating boons of the year coming up, it is a huge slap in the face to Kelly that she won’t be attending. She is staying in New York while NBC executives consider moving the timeslot on her show:

“…Gifford and Kelly will stay at home in New York City, leaving Gifford without a co-host for the fourth hour and Kelly with no hour to host at all.

“As viewers know, Guthrie and Kotb usually host the first two hours of the program, with Kelly getting the third hour, and Gifford and Kotb hosting the fourth. Now the question is, with the Olympic coverage taking over the first three hours, will the network leave Kelly out completely and let Gifford host the fourth hour by herself?

“The source goes on to say that producers are considering giving Kelly the fourth hour by herself and leaving Gifford out, but fans can only imagine what the 64-year-old’s response would be to that move.

“The network also has the option of letting Kelly stay home during the Olympic coverage, but then they would be paying her a ton of money to do nothing.”

Things have gone from bad to worse for Kelly. If NBS is willing to pay her $20 million a year to stay home, although that seems unlikely, then she must be looking at the beginning of the ned for her show. Her place at NBC always seemed awkward at best. She never did anything like what she’s doing now at Fox News. So it’s no wonder that she’s failing.

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  • Mathematical certainty

    Really! who gives a shit?

  • hwyphd1

    Haven’t watched her since the debates she sucked

    • Donald Kilb

      I never will. I didn’t even watch her ego show on Fox and that’s my prime time network.

    • budabobnu

      Me either. She was so asinine in her treatment of now President Trump during Fox’s coverage of the Republican Primary. The only favorable thing I can say about her is that she “hosed” NBC for $20 Million. I detest NBC as a network. NBC=Nothing But Crap.

  • Marc E.

    It’s the “…ready and willing” part that may have some people wondering how to take that during her 2016 “debate performance”, and this #Metoo movement. She may have done better at FNN, with her perceived alpha woman personality among a bunch of manginas; or even PMSNBC (Rush), where she “might” do better(at least telegenically) than Maddow.

    • budabobnu

      PMSNBC could bill it as the Beauty and the Beast Hour if she teamed with Maddow.

  • Donald Kilb

    She’s a pathetic waste of human excrement. NBC deserves what they got for being liberal idiots.

  • Pat

    With all of the sexual harassment claims going on, nobody would want her on their team. Hate to see what would happen if someone just commented on how nice her dress looks.

  • Marc Leap

    Megyn Kelly is living proof of the old saying that beauty is only skin deep. Underneath, she showed her true self back during the debates….and it was UGLY! This delusional woman thought she’d find kindred spirits at NBC? That merely proves she’s not overly bright, either.

  • 1Waste_Eliminator

    Declining ratings? She sounds like an employment target for CNN, the most trusted name in Fake News!

    • budabobnu

      Or maybe a demotion to MSNBC just like what happened to Brian Williams.

  • Nikola’s Notion

    A mess of pottage.

  • budabobnu

    Maybe she can now join Brian Williams at MSNBC, which is where she really belongs.

  • nimbii

    Too bad for her…she is a real talent but decided to get in touch with her Leftist side and that was the end of her at Fox but her other problem was she was conservative enough to make her a pariah at NBC. “…Nowhere to run to baby, nowhere to hide…”