Well, this is really awkward!
Megyn Kelly doesn't start working at the Today Show until September, but the show's leading man Matt Lauer already feels she's "tarnishing" its image after she interviewed Infowars radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on her now show, Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly.
Matt and Megyn. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Matt thinks this interview gave a platform to an individual who peddles conspiracy theories about dead children. It’s a stunt that Megyn would have gotten away with when she was at Fox News, but this is NBC," a network insider told In Touch of her interview with the man who thinks the Newtown school shooting was a conspiracy theory. "Matt is incensed that she is tarnishing the network’s image.”
The news outlet reports that Megyn isn't easy to work with. "She believes she is above reproach and knows what her fans want," the insider adds. "She’s dictating who she’ll interview because it’s in her [reported $20 million] contract. [NBC News Chairman] Andy Lack has given Megyn keys to the kingdom."
According to the source, one of the top NBC execs is "begging Andy to postpone Megyn's 9 a.m. this fall."
"The feeling is that it’s only a matter of time until she lands herself in another a huge controversy so that she is unable to be a part of Today," the source concluded.
We guess we'll have to wait and see!
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