It's official: Megyn Kelly to interview Vladimir Putin for NBC series premiere

It's official: Megyn Kelly will interview Vladimir Putin one-on-one for the first episode of her Sunday night NBC series.

Kelly herself made the announcement on NBC's Today Thursday morning, reporting from Russia.

Kelly is moderating an economic forum in St. Petersburg on Friday, where Putin will be one of the panelists, and her team had hoped to land a one-on-one interview with the Russian leader.

On Thursday, Kelly announced that Putin had agreed to sit down with her at the end of the forum. The interview is expected to be the highlight of the debut episode of her new newsmagazine show, Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, which premieres on June 4.

Kelly, who signed a multiplatform deal with NBC in January, leaving Fox News, will also host the 9 a.m. hour of Today, starting in September. Her appearance on Thursday's edition of the program is one of her first since she started working for the network last month.

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