Megyn Kelly's New Daytime Show Reportedly Replacing Billy Bush's 'Today' Show Time Slot
By Desiree Murphy
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Megyn Kelly isn't wasting any time!
Just one day after ET confirmed that the 46-year-old journalist was leaving Fox News to take on a high-profile gig at NBC, BroadcastingCable.com reports that one of her roles with the new network will be replacing the Today show's 9 a.m. hour.
A network source reportedly told the outlet that Kelly's new daytime show will air in the third hour of NBC's Today show, but the timing on when it will debut is still up in the air. According to the source, the show "will not fall under the Today banner, but instead be Kelly-branded."
ET has reached out to Kelly and NBC News for comment.
The spot was previously led by Billy Bush since last August, before he was suspended on Oct. 9, 2016 and eventually let go by NBC following the release of a tape from 2005 in which the then-Access Hollywood co-host could be heard making lewd comments about women with now President-elect Donald Trump.
"Billy Bush will be leaving the Today show's 9 a.m. hour, effective today," Today show senior VP Noah Oppenheim wrote to the program's staff at the time. "While he was a new member of the Today team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family. We wish him success as he goes forward."
As ET previously reported, Kelly's new role at NBC News is part of a multi-year agreement, in which the Syracuse, New York, native will not only host her own daytime news program, but also anchor a Sunday evening news show and take part in special political programming and other breaking news coverage.
Hours after the announcement of her departure, Kelly bid farewell to her viewers on Tuesday's episode of The Kelly File. Hear her heartfelt goodbye message in the video below.