Can Andy Lack Survive Atop NBC News After Megyn Kelly Debacle?

  • The Wrap
With NBC officially pulling the plug on “Megyn Kelly Today” after just over a year, new questions are emerging about NBC News chairman Andy Lack’s leadership and what increasingly looks like his catastrophic decision to poach Kelly from Fox News last year for a three-year, $69 million contract.

“It was a huge mistake to hire her. Especially for that amount of money,” an NBC insider told TheWrap. “Most of her year and a half was a struggle, and [she] never grew within the organization.”

While Kelly is still negotiating what many expect will be an exit from the network after an on-air gaffe defending white people’s dressing in blackface on Halloween, multiple professional media observers said Lack will face some pressure after such a costly blunder.

“While [NBCUniversal CEO] Stephen Burke has said in the past that he supports him, Andy Lack has now made several very costly and embarrassing mistakes for NBC,
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