Megyn Kelly's first interview at NBC could be with the 'biggest get on the planet'


NBC is trying to land the "biggest get on the planet" for Megyn Kelly's first interview at the network.

According to a Page Six report, NBC News chairman Andy Lack jetted over to Russia this week in an effort to land a major interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin -- and, if successful, the big-time booking could go to Kelly as NBC prepares to launch her career at NBC after leaving FOX News.

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Though the opportunity would represent a massive debut for Kelly, it's not a done deal that it would be given to her over her future colleagues at NBC who have been with The Peacock Network for a longer amount of time.

"It is not clear who would do the Putin interview," a source said. "News chiefs decide based on who would be best for the job. This isn't Megyn's interview -- yet."

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Other personalities in contention would be Matt Lauer and Lester Holt.

Of course, this wouldn't be the first time that Kelly would be given an opportunity over newscasters who have been with NBC for years. NBC famously pushed out Tamron Hall and Al Roker from the last hour of the "Today" show to make way for the former "The Kelly File" host's upcoming morning show. Upon hearing the news, Hall decided to leave the network altogether, despite an offer of millions to stay.

In addition to her daily weekday morning show, Kelly will host a Sunday night news program and be involved in special event coverage for NBC News. She was officially released from her FOX News contract last week.

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