NBC News Backs ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ Producers After Fired Employee Complains of Their Behavior

NBC News said it would stand by two senior producers of its “Megyn Kelly Today” after a writer on the program made allegations about the way they treated staffers on the program.

An email from Kevin Bleyer, said to be a temporary staffer on the NBC morning program, surfaced late Thursday detailing various ways he saw Jackie Levin and Christine Cataldi, the two top producers at “Megyn Kelly Today,” treat other employees assigned to the show. Among the claims are details of some tough language used to describe particular staffers. Bleyer was recently fired, according to a person familiar with the matter. DailyMail.com previously reported on the staffer’s allegations.

But NBC News dismissed the complaint. “Jackie and Christine are being attacked unfairly.  They are both excellent and experienced producers, and have the full support of everyone here,” NBC News said in a prepared statement. “They, and the team, are fully focused on continuing the show’s momentum as it continues to climb in the ratings.” “Megyn Kelly Today” has in recent weeks notched an average of 2.9 million viewers. The average audience for the 9 a.m. hour of “Today” in the 2016-2017 broadcast season was 2.8 million people.

The writer’s complaints did not make any allegations against Kelly.

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SOURCE: Variety, Brian Steinberg