Megyn Kelly had little sympathy for her former colleague Savannah Guthrie, who had to step down as co-host of NBC’s “TODAY” show on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 on the morning show.
“This would be Savannah’s third episode of COVID and I guarantee you she’s had all the shots and boosters because you can’t get into 30 Rock without them,” Kelly, who hosted her own morning show an hour “Megyn Kelly Today” on NBC from 2017 to 2018, said on her SiriusXM podcast on Tuesday.
“There’s no way NBC doesn’t require all boosters,” Kelly added. “And it’s [Guthrie’s] third episode of COVID.
“All of this is such a perfect indication of how the left — and especially the left in New York City — continues to live.”
Kelly seemed baffled that there are still people testing for COVID-19.
“I mean, at this point, seriously? … is anyone still testing for COVID?” she says.
“It’s amazing to me. These guys are leftists and it’s amazing to me how leftists are still living in the grip of COVID…”
She added: “I am no longer testing for COVID. Who is still testing for COVID? »
Kelly predicted that “TODAY” weatherman Al Roker will appear on air with a protective mask over his face.
“I have dollars for donuts that [Al] Roker is here with an N95 tomorrow all day on set…” she joked.
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Guthrie’s mid-air departure of “TODAY” came amid widespread concern among viewers for co-host Hoda Kotb, who has been absent for several days without explanation.
“TODAY” co-host Craig Melvin told viewers Wednesday that “Hoda is doing well” and was away while dealing with a “family health issue.”
Guthrie, 51, took a seat alongside backup co-host Sheinelle Jones on Tuesday at 7 a.m. ET. But Guthrie was absent when the program returned from the commercial break at 7:30 a.m.
It was then that Jones informed viewers that Guthrie had tested positive for COVID-19.
“It has been an interesting morning for us. Like we said, Savannah left early. She wasn’t feeling well, so she took a COVID test, [and] it came back positive,” Jones said.
Kelly is the 52-year-old former Fox News primetime star who left NBC after a tumultuous 21 months during which she sparked outrage by defending the use of ‘blackface’ , interviewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and alienating celebrities such as Jane Fonda, who didn’t appreciate being asked about her plastic surgery.
NBC’s parent company, Comcast, brokered a $69 million buyout of Kelly’s multi-year deal in early 2018, finalizing her divorce from the star, who has since resurfaced with a podcast on SiriusXM satellite radio.
Since decamping from 30 Rock, Kelly hasn’t been shy about criticizing her former network.
More than a year after its release, it shaded the network when it announced it was pulling episodes of the Tina Fey sitcom “30 Rock” featuring characters in blackface.