When Greta van Susteren recently announced she was joining MSNBC, there was some head-scratching as to why she’d want to roam the halls with Rachel Maddow.Then Megyn Kelly left Fox to take a multi-faceted role at NBC.
Is it a coincidence that two NBC-owned outlets poached two Fox News stars? Apparently not.Page Six from the New York Post reports, Media insiders are buzzing that Andy Lack wants NBC to become “the next Fox News” after he poached cable stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly from the network.
“He believes he’s building MSNBC and NBC into the next Fox. It seems the network wants to take a more conservative tone,” a source said.
Well, that’s a bombshell if we’ve ever heard one. Seriously?Kelly was hired at NBC without an official time slot, but Page Six exclusively revealed she would be taking over the “9 a.m. or 10 a.m. hour” of “Today” in September.
We’re told she is getting paid about $12 million a year for the gig, which will include a Sunday talk show.
Some fear Kelly may not be worth the bucks since her Fox replacement Tucker Carlson nearly doubled her ratings on Fox News after her departure.A rep for NBC said, “The only thing Andy Lack is interested in ‘tilting toward’ is even more good journalism.”
Perhaps NBC could start with just ANY good journalism. Baby steps…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]