NBC hired former Fox News stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly because the network wants to take a more “conservative tone,” according to media insiders.
Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC Andrew Lack “believes he’s building MSNBC and NBC into the next Fox. It seems the network wants to take a more conservative tone,” a source told Page Six on Monday.
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Kelly will reportedly get paid $12 million a year at her new gig with NBC and will take over the “9a.m. or 10a.m.” hour of “Today.” She will also host a Sunday talk show.
Kelly is expected to make her NBC debut in September.
“The only thing Andy Lack is interested in ‘tilting toward’ is even more good journalism,” a rep for NBC told Page Six when asked about the rumors.
Many on social media argued that NBC’s attempt to become more conservative will fail if its reliant on Kelly.
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