Is Megyn Kelly being âdumpedâ for Savannah Guthrie? A new tabloid cover story claims there is a shakeup in the works at the âTodayâ show. Gossip Cop looked into the report.
The new cover of Life & Style announces, ââTodayâ Show Nightmare: Megyn Dumped For Savannah And She Wants To Bring Back Matt!â 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 âplans to dump controversial star Megyn for Savannah.â A so-called âinsiderâ is quoted as saying, âItâs a no-brainer for the networkâŠ Megyn sees the writing on the wall. Having Savannah substitute for Megyn was a test. And Megyn knows it.â
An unnamed âsourceâ describes Kelly as a âhuge disappointment,â with the outlet noting her ââSunday Night With Megyn Kellyâ program on NBC was pulled after just eight weeks in 2017 due to lack of interest.â As for Guthrie, itâs said she âwants to take on that extra hourâ in the morning show, and the publication claims she has a âsecret plan to drawâŠ viewers in againâ with help from Matt Lauer. âHeâs on board to do an apology interview with Savannah,â 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 thereâs a few significant things the tabloid isnât telling readers. First of all, Guthrieâs time filling in for Kelly wasnât part of a âtest.â She was one of several NBC personalities who rotated in and out throughout the week of Kellyâs 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 âMegyn Kelly Todayâ shared a behind-the-scenes video of all the guest co-hosts, and Guthrie and Hager joked in it that they didnât know what was going on because they were just fill-ins.
The footage also featured Guthrie writing a love note to Kelly on a poster, telling her to âhurry back.â And no one should think this BTS video was only made to show off Guthrie and all those who temporarily took Kellyâs place. As seen on the showâs Twitter page, wrap-up videos like this are shared for Kellyâs show every week. Furthermore, as opposed to getting out of business with the former Fox News host, it was reported last month that Kelly and her primetime program will be returning in August, contingent upon her âTodayâ schedule. On top of that, Kelly also hosted a âDateline NBCâ special earlier this week. None of this is mentioned in the magazineâs article.
And the same morning this issue hit newsstands, Kelly and Guthrie appeared together on âMegyn Kelly Today,â continuing a tradition of having various âTodayâ faces pop by to chat about news topics with the main host. They quite obviously arenât at odds, but are working as a team. Gossip Cop also spoke with an NBC spokesperson, who confirms this cover story about replacing Kelly with Guthrie was made-up.
This isnât the first time Life & Style has misled readers when it comes to the âTodayâ show and its anchors. Last December, the outlet deceptively made it seem like it scored Guthrie and Hoda Kotbâs first interview in the wake of Lauerâs firing. Then in January, the publication claimed Kelly was going to write a tell-all about Lauer and NBC. That hasnât happened, just as Gossip Cop said it wouldnât, and now in this article, itâs alleged she may do a book if sheâs fired. The network and Kelly could part ways eventually, but there are no imminent plans for such a change.
Megyn Kelly Today. â.@SavannahGuthrie Is Here Filling in for Megyn! It’s Going to Be a Great Show! #MegynTODAY.â Twitter, 30 July 2018.
Megyn Kelly Today. âWhile Megyn Was Away This Week the Incredible @TODAYshow Family Helped out and Stepped into Studio 6A to Host the Show. Here’s a Look at the #Bts and Some of Our Favorite Moments from the Week! #MegynTODAY.â Twitter, 3 Aug. 2018.
Megyn Kelly Today. âSee What Happens Backstage with Megyn and Watch Her Best Attempt at Yoga in the Studio, Talk about Interviewing Sean Spicer, and What Lights Her Fire in Our #Behindthescenes Segment #ThatsAWrap #MegynTODAY.â Twitter, 27 July 2018.
ââDATELINE NBCâ EXCLUSIVE: CATHERINE OXENBERG REVEALS TO MEGYN KELLY NEW DETAILS ON HER DAUGHTER, FOLLOWING NXIVM FOUNDER’S ARREST.â NBC, 3 Aug. 2018.
Megyn Kelly Today. ââHow Is That Going to Make the Kids Feel?” Asks @SavannahGuthrie on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Public Battle over Child Support in the Midst of Their Divorce. #MegynTODAY.â Twitter, 8 Aug. 2018.
Mark Kornblau, Spokesperson for NBC. 8 Aug. 2018.
Weiss, Shari. âSavanna Guthrie, Hoda Kotb Did NOT Reveal âOur Side Of The Storyâ In Matt Lauer Firing.â Gossip Cop, 20 Dec. 2017.
Weiss, Shari. âMegyn Kelly NOT Writing “$10 Million Tell-Allâ About Matt Lauer, Despite Report.â Gossip Cop, 6 Jan. 2018.