What’s next? NBC hired Fox star Megyn Kelly. Is it time for Matt Lauer to retire? Sarah Ellison on a party filled with stars:
Even in a room filled with stars, and the executives who create them, Kelly’s entrance made quite an impression. But the presence of the bodyguards appeared, to some, as both a reminder of her bizarre, epic year and a remnant of the grittier conservative cable-news culture that she appears to be attempting to leave behind. Also notable, according to a veteran television-news-industry insider who attended the event and has close ties to NBC, was that none of NBC News’s stars were there.
Uh oh. An unnamed TV insider:
It was all about replacing Matt Lauer in a couple of years. They want to protect the Today show and they will build the Today show around her. I know she is going to be sitting in one of those chairs eventually.
Lauer is 59, Kelly is 46.