Megyn Kelly is the highest paid network anchor at NBC News.
But with her dismal ratings and gaffe prone interviews, many believe her star power is fading.
If there was still any question of that, NBC’s latest action should remove all doubt.
Fox News is reporting Megyn Kelly won’t be traveling with her fellow NBC colleagues to South Korea for the Olympics.
Fox News writes:
The Olympics is a command performance for any high-profile star or executive at the Peacock Network, which has paid nearly $1 billion to broadcast the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in the United States. While it’s unclear if Kelly made the decision to stay home herself, it’s unusual nonetheless.
NBC traditionally sends its entire panoply of news stars to the games, and true to form, both the “Today” show and “Nightly News” will broadcast live from Pyeongchang for the duration of the games, focusing their news programs almost entirely on games coverage. NBC executives, as well as head honchos from parent company Comcast, also travel to the games to hobnob, attend receptions and watch sporting events.
Fox News has confirmed, however, that Kelly, who makes about $23 million a year, will not join her fellow stars in South Korea. Instead, her troubled 9 a.m. hour of “Today” will broadcast Olympics coverage from its usual studio in New York’s Rockefeller Center, according to TVNewser.
This is incredibly embarrassing for Megyn,” said one NBC News insider. “Anybody who’s anybody at NBC goes to the Olympics.”
While it is possible she made the decision, the report continues:
“It is odd that NBC News would leave its highest-paid host at home. Megyn’s ratings are improving a bit as the show has focused on the sexual harassment issue, but she could still use the kind of exposure and interviews you only get when physically at the Olympics,” The Hill media columnist Joe Concha told Fox News.
Megyn Kelly’s had a rough time transitioning from Fox News to NBC.
Is this just another sign the end is near for Kelly’s career?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.