Sunday, April 14, 2024

All Eyes on Morgan Radford, Amy Holmes to Replace Megyn Kelly Starting Monday on Today


This Monday the 9am hour on the “Today” show is going to look a lot different. Megyn Kelly will be gone. So will the logo “Megyn Kelly Today.”

So what will Monday’s show look like?

I’m told that Morgan Radford and Amy Holmes, who appear on the Kelly show as contributors, are likely to take her place.

Al Roker might be part of the equation, too. His show with Tamron Hall, which preceded Kelly, was very popular.

But Tamron Hall–bad timing. She signed a deal with Disney syndication for her own talk show. So she can’t come back to NBC. Her show will launch next year.

One other possibility is bringing in Willie Geist. He’s very popular, likable, and could take the sting out of the transition back to normalcy.

Expect the 9am hour to go back to light news and entertainment, and to stop being a daily forum for abuse stories. Those topics at 9am didn’t compete with “Live with Kelly and Ryan” or “Hot Bench.” They were strident, accusatory, and often not fully developed with much thought.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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