Megyn Kelly Defies NBC to Interview Catt Sadler

Megyn Kelly Defies NBC to Interview Catt Sadler

Megyn Kelly reportedly wants to interview Catt Sadler on Megyn Kelly Today to talk about Sadler's departure from E! News over a pay disupute. The problem is that E! News and Kelly's network, NBC, are both owned by the same company. Sources say that Kelly's corporate overseers are not at all happy that Kelly wants to air Sadler's grievances, but that she's pushing for the interview anyway.

Via Page Six.

Megyn Kelly is at war with executives from her own network, Page Six has learned.

We’re told that bosses at NBC are “appalled” because Kelly is trying to book Catt Sadler on the “Today” show to talk about the now-famous pay dispute that caused Sadler to suddenly quit “E! News.” The problem? NBC’s parent company NBCUniversal also owns Sadler’s former employer, the E! Network.

“They are appalled [Kelly] would use their own airtime to criticize the company,” said an insider. “It was bad enough when Debra Messing [who stars on NBC’s “Will & Grace”] weighed in on [Sadler’s grievance] on the Golden Globes red carpet on NBC. Now Megyn is going to put Catt front and center — on NBC! Yikes.”

As Page Six first reported, Sadler dramatically quit E! in December after more than 10 years with the network. She soon after revealed that her reason for leaving was that she discovered that her “E! News” co-host Jason Kennedy was making nearly twice her salary.

It has since become a high-profile public battle, with E! boss Frances Berwick saying on Tuesday at a Television Critics Association event in LA that “Kennedy and Catt Sadler had different roles, and therefore different salaries,” which Sadler then denied in a statement.

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