Megyn Kelly Set to Interview Vladimir Putin in NBC Show Debut

Former Fox News staple tells Hollywood Reporter that Trump sit-down less likely.

June 1, 2017 10:36 am
Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Megyn Kelly has cut a deal with the Russians.

The ex–Fox News star has landed a verbal promise from Russian president Vladimir Putin for a sit-down in time for the June 4 debut of her NBC show, Sunday Night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s an impressive coup, especially considering the 46-year-old TV journalist is launching a program head-to-head against CBS powerhouse 60 Minutes. Her Sunday Night is just the first part of a multiplatform deal she inked with NBC in January—a contract that comes with a reported $15 million annual salary.

One guest that may not be likely for a while, though: President Donald Trump. The two have had a long running feud since a contentious exchange in August 2015, during the Republican primaries.

Trump continued to criticize the then–Fox News personality in the aftermath, telling CNN days later that “there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” The dig was widely interpreted as a joke about menstruation, though Trump denied that later.

“Listen, I wouldn’t say no to a sit-down with President Trump, but it’s not necessarily how I want to kick it off,” Kelly told The Hollywood Reporter. “Especially since we’re going to be kicking it off with an interview with Vladimir Putin. How many of those big egos can you fit into one show?”

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