Megyn Kelly's 'Today' Show Hour Set to Begin in September

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Kelly is expected to officially start work at NBC News next week.

Megyn Kelly's NBC News programs are beginning to take shape.

Her Sunday night newsmagazine will bow in June in the 7 p.m. slot, while her morning show will premiere in September. The Sunday newsmagazine will have several episodes this summer when CBS News’ powerhouse 60 Minutes is in reruns, and before NBC’s Sunday Night Football begins in August.

It will replace the hour of Dateline which traditionally airs there. Longtime Dateline executives David Corvo and Liz Cole will produce Kelly's program, which will be a traditional newsmagazine format with interviews and field pieces from Kelly as well as NBC News correspondents. 

Kelly is expected to officially start work at NBC News next week.

Meanwhile, Kelly's daytime show will be presented as part of the Today show brand; still to be worked out are a title for the show and whether it will air in the 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. slot. The current staff of the 9 a.m. hour of Today will form the core of the staff that works on Kelly's show, while some of Kelly’s former colleagues from Fox News may follow her to NBC News. In an interview last week with The Hollywood Reporter, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim stressed that anyone from outside of NBC News will be “additive.” 

The show, said Oppenheim “will showcase Megyn’s unique talents as a journalist, as somebody who has a special aptitude for helping people make sense of the world, calling BS when it needs to be called. But [it] will also show other sides of her personality that her previous program on Fox didn’t allow her to demonstrate.”