Megyn Kelly is joining forces with a producer who’s credited with some of the biggest bookings for NBC in recent times. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Jackie Levin has been hired to oversee Kelly’s new NBC morning show.
The new 9 a.m. program is set to launch this fall.
“Levin has worked for NBC for nearly 30 years, and is currently senior producer in charge of special projects and books for ‘Today,'” the report notes. “She previously worked at ‘Dateline’ and at ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’”
The Post adds: “Sources say Levin has been responsible for some of NBC’s biggest bookings including Amanda Knox, Elizabeth Smart, George W. Bush, Al Gore, Chelsea Clinton, Dick Cheney and Jennifer Lopez when each was a big newsmaker.”
The report quotes a source saying: “Megyn personally picked Jackie as her EP after an exhaustive search. Megyn believes that Jackie’s experience in landing the ‘big gets,’ plus her vast experience at NBC, will make her show a huge success.”
Kelly has reportedly also signed producer Katy Davis, who worked with Oprah Winfrey for 20 years. Davis will reportedly be a creative consultant on Kelly’s show.