With tensions rising throughout the world, it would be ideal to speak with a powerful world leader about the changes and challenges involved in governing a super power country. Unfortunately, those opportunities are few and far in between. However, former Fox News host Megyn Kelly may soon be doing just that in her first interview for NBC.
According to an NBC spokesperson, NBC News chairman Andy Lack hopes to have Kelly interview the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, for the network.
If Lack can secure an interview with Putin, it would be a massive accomplishment and could skyrocket their ratings into the stratosphere.
There were suggestions that if the interview could be secured, it would be between “Today’s” Matt Lauer or Lester Holt of the “Nightly News. ” However since acquiring Kelly, it would seem the interview of a lifetime might be given to the newly acquired host.
Lack will reportedly be speaking with Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov on the backend of the networks European meetings, according to Page Six.
Kelly would be exposed to an international audience, something that she rarely had at Fox News. The crisis in Syria and Trump campaign ties to Russia would surely be of great interest to the American public.
According to a source close to the station’s decision makers, “It is not clear who would do the Putin interview. News chiefs decide based on who would be best for the job. This isn’t Megyn’s interview — yet.”
Kelly is originally scheduled to begin a daytime NBC show in the fall, but a nighttime show could happen this summer, according to Page Six.
Lack getting the interview with Putin is far from done. In 2015, Lack claimed the Russian-owned RT new station was sympathizers of ISIS and were promoting their agendas, a statement he has since recanted and apologized for.
Regardless of the past, if the interview could happen, it would be world renowned and could allow Americans some insight into one of our greatest rivals.
H/T Page Six