After weeks of speculation about how NBC will kick off its prime-time Megyn Kelly program on Sunday nights, the network has made it official that Kelly will interview Russian President Vladimir Putin on the first show.
“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” premieres this Sunday, June 4, at 7 p.m.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Kelly, who is in Russia this week to moderate a session of an economic forum in St. Petersburg, made the announcement this morning on NBC’s “Today” show.
It had been widely speculated that Kelly was angling to land a one-on-one interview with Putin.
In addition to her new NBC prime-time show, Kelly, who left Fox News early this year, will host the 9 a.m. hour of NBC’s “Today” beginning this fall.