NBC appears to have picked Megyn Kelly’s replacement co-hosts

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Following the high profile cancellation of “Megyn Kelly Today,” NBC appears to have finally decided on a permanent lineup for the show that replaced it — the unimaginatively named “Today Third Hour.”

  • NBC meteorologist Dylan Dryer, who is the main “Today” Show’s weekend forecaster, tweeted a photo of herself, Shenielle Jones, Al Roker and Craig Melvin that strongly indicated the four would be the permanent co-hosts of the third hour of the show.
  • In the tweet, Dryer writes “Hope you don’t mind these faces! You’ll be seeing a lot of them at 9am. Please join us!”
  • All four of the NBC personalities have been regularly hosting “Today Third Hour” along with a rotating series of other anchors.
  • Melvin left “Saturday Today” in 2018 to focus on becoming a fourth co-host of “Today” along with anchoring a block of “MSNBC Live.”
  • Jones is currently co-anchor of “Saturday Today.”
  • Roker, who appears on the first two hours of “Today,” previously co-hosted the third hour of “Today” — when it was called “Today’s Take” — before it was canceled in favor of “Megyn Kelly Today.”
  • Kelly is officially still employed by NBC News and is reportedly negotiating an exit from the network after the cancellation of her daily morning show following comments she made about blackface.
  • “Megyn Kelly Today” and the Sunday newsmagazine she briefly hosted “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” which was also effectively canceled, both underdelivered in the ratings.
  • NBC hired Kelly from Fox News for a purported $23 million per year.
  • Her lawyers and representatives and reportedly still negotiating with NBC over the remaining value of her three year deal.