Sources have told the New York Post’s Page Six that Megyn Kelly is gunning for Matt Lauer’s old job.
Nevertheless, unnamed sources have told Page Six that Kelly would like Lauer’s cush gig. It was rumored that the anchor, who would have celebrated 20 years at the “TODAY” helm in 2018, signed a two-year contract in 2016 for upwards of $25 million per year.
In the meantime, the blonde dynamo is becoming an advocate for women’s rights at the workplace, and at the Business Insider Ignition conference in New York on Wednesday, she told the crowd:
Let me tell you, if a woman came to me at NBC News and said this has happened to me . . . A.) I would advise her on what to do and B.) I would work it behind the scenes, even if I had to go into the boss’ office and say, ‘Here’s a name, go investigate, you have to do some sort of looking. I’m not going to tell you who reported it. I don’t have to.’
Kelly is reportedly hoping to frame herself as a role model for younger women at NBC.
At the conference, she said: “I think powerful women need to be there for less powerful women so they can grow into powerful women, so they’re not scared out of the workforce or effectively shoved out.”
Meanwhile, the first images of ousted Lauer surfaced Thursday, when he met an acquaintance on the street near his Hamptons home.
With Lauer’s replacement still unnamed, Page Six also found at least one source who denied Kelly’s further aspirations with the network.