The Today Show Officially Replaces Megyn Kelly With…

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Megyn Kelly is out.


And her replacements are formally in.

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On Monday morning, about three months after Megyn Kelly was fired for being naive, insensitive and in addition fairly darn racist, NBC went forward and seemingly named her alternative.


Indeed, Megyn Kelly Today isn’t any extra.


Viewers ought to now put together themselves for … Dylan Dreyer, Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones And Craig Melvin Today?


Okay, the title could also be a piece in progress.


But Dreyer wrote the next to her Twitter followers just a few hours in the past:


Hope you do not thoughts these faces! You’ll be seeing plenty of them at 9am.


Please be a part of us! #3rdhourtoday #youvegotafriendinus #letthegoodtimesroll @TODAYshow @SheinelleJones @craigmelvin @alroker.


Aside from tagging her colleagues, Dreyer shared this picture of them alongside along with her message:

Today Show Peeps


Roker, in the meantime, posted the identical snapshot and easily wrote:


“I love these guys.” 


It is value noting, nonetheless, that NBC is but to formally announce something.


In truth, Jenna Bush Hager served as a co-host on the day Dreyer despatched this message; and he or she has been a rumored alternative herself for Kelly.


Kelly, for her half, by no means discovered footing – or an viewers – on NBC.


The community tried to behave as if she was by no means a polarizing political pundit at Fox News previous to her hiring, shaving off all tough edges and re-introducing her as their very own type of innocent and enjoyable Kelly Ripa.


The makeover by no means labored.


It really failed miserably.

Megyn Kelly as Today Anchor


But Kelly wasn’t proven the door till she ignited an argument throughout a Halloween costume dialogue during which she questioned why blackface was thought of taboo.


“You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween,” Kelly stated throughout a panel dialogue that received means, awy away from her, including erroneously:


“Back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressed up as like a character.”


She later questioned what makes one thing racist.


Once she realized the historical past of how demeaning and flat-out racist the idea of blackface really is (one thing she, a seasoned journalist, did not know beforehand?!?), Kelly issued an apology.


“I was wrong and I am sorry,” she informed viewers, persevering with as follows:


“Sometimes I speak and typically I hear and yesterday, I realized.


“I learned that given the history of blackface being used in awful ways by racists in this country, it is not OK for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise.”

Megyn Kelly, NBC Picture


But it was too little and too late.


And she had already been too unpopular at NBC for executives to combat for her job.


Kelly, in fact, walked away with thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands (and thousands and thousands!) of {dollars}, so nobody is feeling to badly for her in the mean time.


Elsewhere, NBC is but to announce a alternative for Kathie Lee Gifford, who shall be leaving her seat alongside Hoda Kotb in April.


“I have my idea of who might be absolutely wonderful, but there’s a great pool of talent and beauty and heart around here, right within our own family,” Kathie Lee stated when confirming her departure.


“And if they come from outside the family they will soon become family because you all treat everybody that way…”

Kathie Lee Gifford Says Goodbye


Gifford is exiting this system in a swish method.


The identical can’t be stated for Kelly.


Will you give the 9 a.m. hour of Today a shot once more if the quartet listed above actually are those to step into Megyn’s sneakers?


(As documented beneath, these sneakers have so typically been anti-African American.)

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