NBC In Crisis Over Megyn Kelly Scandal

Megyn Kelly's first month at NBC is off to a rocky start.

According to Page Six, the network reportedly held meetings on Monday, June 12, 2017, to discuss how to handle the fallout from Kelly's decision to interview radio host Alex Jones, who considers the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to be a hoax.

"It's a s*** show. No one wants to withstand a whole week of criticism over this," a source said. "There are a number of people who want to pull the interview."

Sources went on to say that no one expected sponsors to pull advertisements from her Sunday night news program, but that "this is why they hired Megyn." 

"They expect to lose and gain viewers and they want the buzz," the source explained.

A separate source said that NBC currently has no plans to pull the interview. 

Kelly's Sunday-night program, the aptly titled Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, premiered to modest ratings on June 4, 2017, despite a high-profile interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

She recently defended her decision to interview Alex Jones, saying, "I find Alex Jones' suggestion that Sandy Hook was 'a hoax' as personally revolting as every other rational person does. It left me, and many other Americans, asking the very question that prompted this interview: How does Jones, who traffics in these outrageous conspiracy theories, have the respect of the president of the United States and a growing audience of millions?"