Al Roker to Help Take Over for Megyn Kelly's 'Today' Time Slot After Being Replaced By Her Last Year [Video]

Al Roker is returning to Today and taking over for Megyn Kelly after the network booted him from the 9am anchor chair in favor of Megyn last year.

via TMZ:

Our network sources tell us, the network will go back to its tried-and-true formula of using existing NBC talent for the 9 AM show, and Roker will be a big part of that.

Al had the 9 AM hour, but last year he was taken off the show … to make room for Megyn later that year. We’re told Al was bitterly disappointed but still gracious.

Her ratings have been a disaster, affecting the show that followed with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.

As you know … Roker called out Kelly for her blackface comment … something that was a factor in Kelly’s exit.

The Monday show was anchored by Hoda and Al … Hoda said today begins “a new chapter.” It’s unclear if Hoda will also be part of the 9 AM team. It seems unlikely, because she’s already on from 7 – 9 AM and again at 10 AM. 

Megyn’s exit deal is being negotiated. TMZ broke the story … she’s asking for $50 million to settle up. She was pulling in $25 million a year.

Check out the video below.

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