Megyn Kelly just started her new NBC job, and she’s already hitting the road. The former Fox News Channel star will travel to Russia next month to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
“Page Six has exclusively confirmed that she will travel to Russia next month to moderate a session with President Vladimir Putin at a key international conference,” the paper reports. “Sources say Kelly, who officially started at NBC on Monday, will moderate the session interviewing Putin as part of the Russian leader’s annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that takes place June 1-3.”
The report quotes an insider saying: “This is a great way for Megyn to get an inside track and land the big one-on-one interview with President Putin.”
NBC News chief Andy Lack was recently in Russia laying the groundwork for a Putin interview, the paper notes..
“At the time, sources speculated on whether the interview would go to former Fox News anchor Kelly to launch her at NBC, or other big NBC News names like Matt Lauer would try to pull rank,” The Post notes. “Now it seems Kelly is on track for the ‘big Putin get.’”
An NBC News spokesperson confirmed Kellys plans, telling The Post: “Megyn Kelly of NBC News will moderate the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on stage with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. The conversation will cover a wide range of global political and economic topics, including international trade agreements, cyber-security and the impact of rising military tensions. The annual conference will take place from June 1 to 3, 2017. The exact time and date of the plenary session will be announced in the coming weeks.”