Andy Lack, chairman of NBC News, may not remain in the job much longer, according to a report by The New York Post’s Page Six. The publication reports that Lack may get the boot from the news division “over his mishandling of a series of #MeToo scandals and the Megyn Kelly debacle, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six.”
“Comcast chiefs have been seeking a replacement for Lack, 71, who is on the ropes after the downfall of his once close-friend Matt Lauer, the Brian Williams wreckage and allegations against legendary anchor Tom Brokaw,” The Post reports. “And there’s still-lingering questions about why NBC News sat on the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ ‘Grab em by the p—y’ Donald Trump tape, and why they refused to run Ronan Farrow’s exposé on Harvey Weinstein before he went to the New Yorker.”
The Post adds that Kelly’s $20 million-a-year deal to host the third hour of “Today,” which Lack reportedly handled personally, is another sore spot. “Despite a recent improvement in ratings, her numbers are still down 30 percent in the key demo compared to 2017, when Tamron Hall and Al Roker co-hosted,” the Post reports.