With Megyn Kelly reportedly out at NBC, speculation is swirling around who could potentially replace her in the 9 a.m. time-slot of the "Today" show.
The network famously replaced Tamron Hall and Al Roker's well-rated hour of "Today" to make way for Megyn Kelly and "Megyn Kelly Today" last year, which resulted in Hall's divisive exit from NBC altogether. Now that "Megyn Kelly Today" is reportedly coming to an end less than two seasons into its run, sources say that NBC is already thinking about a popular replacement: Kelly Clarkson.
The singer, who is currently in her first season as a coach on NBC's "The Voice," is already venturing into daytime television with a talk show of her own, "The Kelly Clarkson Show," which Variety reported back in September was picked up by the NBC Owned Television Station Group. The move will give the show a presence in nearly 30% of US households when it premieres in the fall of 2019.
Amid reports of Kelly's imminent exit from NBC, sources told Radar Online on Thursday that NBC network execs "think it might be perfect time to give [Kelly's] 'Today' time slot to Kelly, who has a huge fan base and is extremely well-liked and relatable."
Not only is Clarkson already "a huge part of the NBC family," unlike Kelly who came from Fox News, but she is also reportedly "willing to take on any job thrown her way."
Decision-makers at NBC also like the fact that Clarkson is anything but controversial.
"Kelly is the most non-biased person on the planet, and does not have an ounce of racism in her," another source told Radar.
Though nothing is confirmed in terms of a replacement for Megyn Kelly -- and likely wouldn't be until 2019 -- Clarkson would be a natural choice. Plus, Tamron Hall is already getting her own talk show at competitor network ABC.