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Today Show Pushing Out Savannah Guthrie For Megyn Kelly Anchor Role?? See NBC's Response To The Rumors!

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Now this would be inneresting

Following Megyn Kelly's departure from Fox News to NBC earlier this week, a Thursday report from the New York Post suggested she's eventually headed for The Today Show.

Related: Fox News Announces Megyn's Replacements!

While the conservative seems to be a bold choice to replace the show's uncontroversial cohost Savannah Guthrie, sources claim the network has a grand scheme to shake things up. Execs are allegedly using Savannah's current maternity leave status as way to eventually push her out of the coveted role.

An insider explained:

"There is a rumor on set that Megyn would eventually get the lead anchor role on ‘Today,' pushing Savannah out."

Ha! We'd love to see the look on Matt Lauer's face if this ever comes to fruition… though it's doubtful considering Guthrie is a beloved member of the NBC family.

Related: Megyn Reveals Why She Left Fox News

Not to mention, Meg might be an awkward fit for the show considering it's not exactly a place for dogged reporting. We're not sure how Kelly would do in a softball type of role. (Whereas Katie Couric kills it in both arenas!)

Following the allegations, a "high-level source" at NBC slammed the report, saying:

"We just signed Savannah to a massive deal that is longer than Megyn's. A lead anchor role at ‘Today' isn't part of the conversation for Megyn. The goal was simply to get someone of Megyn's talent and caliber through the door at NBC. We have not made a decision on her daytime slot. It is being discussed."

A Today Show rep went on to add:

"No, Megyn is not being ‘groomed'; the senior leadership of NBC News expects to be long retired and sleeping in while Savannah is still rising early and anchoring ‘Today.'"

Well, there ya have it! It sounds like Savannah's job is safe for now.

So, do YOU think Megyn would do well at The Today Show?

[Image via Fox News/NBC.]

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