Megyn Kelly’s career at NBC took another troubled turn.
The former Fox News anchor is facing a rumor that would be the worst scandal of her professional career.
And it could be the final nail in her coffin.
After both her Sunday night news magazine show and day time talk show turned into ratings flops, Kelly needed to reinvent herself.
So she decided to take up the mantle of the #MeToo movement.
Kelly gave a platform for Donald Trump’s accusers to air their questionable allegations to win back her liberal audience.
But it was to no avail as her ratings for January in the key 25-54 year-old demographic are 30 percent lower.
And to top it all off, it’s all an act.
A female makeup artist who worked with Kelly at Fox News revealed she was cruel and disrespectful to women.
The New York Post reports:
“But a former colleague says it’s all an act.
“She’s disrespectful,” Iren Halperin, a Fox News makeup artist for 20 years who retired in 2016, told Page Six. “She’s not for women. She’s extremely mean and rude to women.”
Halperin worked with Kelly in 2009, when the latter co-anchored “America’s Newsroom With Bill Hemmer.” Halperin said that Kelly always got her makeup done at 8 a.m., but showed up 30 minutes early one day and tried to kick a female reporter out of the makeup chair.
“I told her, ‘Please have a seat in the greenroom or start your hair first,’ ” Halperin said.
“And she said, ‘No. I want to get done and want to get done now.’ Megyn snapped her finger and pointed at the reporter and said, ‘You, get out of the chair.’ ”
Colleagues at NBC are allegedly sick of her diva like behavior and reports are surfacing that the clock could be ticking on her run at the Today Show.
The Post also reports:
“A high-ranking NBC veteran said that the show atmosphere is so tense that staffers frequently “cry” on set.
Kelly, 47, has tried to reposition herself as a warm, Oprah-like figure, dancing with “Today” colleague Hoda Kotb on-air and peppering her show with cooking segments and weight-loss experts. But the tenacity and combativeness that made Kelly Fox’s prized anchor may spell her doom at NBC, where, sources say, she is viewed as unrelatable for morning viewership…
… According to the high-ranking NBC veteran, network execs and talent question Kelly’s longevity at the Peacock Network.
“She is hated inside the ‘Today’ show and is seen as tarnishing the brand, out of control and selfish,” said the NBC source, explaining that celebrity interviews are a key element of “Today” — and Kelly is playing with fire by attacking guests such as Fonda.”
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