Jackie Levin has been named executive producer of Megyn Kelly‘s hour of the Today show, debuting this fall at 9 a.m in most markets.
Levin is currently senior producer in charge of series, special projects and books for the Today show.
“Having worked closely with Jackie these last two years, I know she’s one of the most talented and hardest-working producers in television news,” said NBC News president Noah Oppenheim announcing the news in a note to staff, obtained by TVNewser. “Her intimate knowledge of the brand will be invaluable as we launch Megyn’s show under the TODAY umbrella.”
Levin joined the Today show in 2006 after spending 12 years at Dateline NBC. She joined NBC News in 1994 after working 6 years at ABC News.
20-year NBC Newser Chris Cataldi has been named the show’s co-executive producer. Cataldi had been senior producer of Today’s Take which is being replaced by Kelly’s show. “She knows how to tell stories that connect and inspire, which will be particularly relevant in her new role,” Oppenheim writes.
Also joining the show, longtime Oprah Winfrey Show senior supervising producer Katy Davis, who will work as a creative consultant on the new show.
“A great deal of planning for this show has been underway since Megyn’s arrival at NBC News last month. I couldn’t be more excited about this new leadership team, and the staff we have in place. We all look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks,” Oppenheim writes. “Please join both Megyn and me in congratulating Jackie and Christine, and in welcoming Katy.”
Page Six was first to report the news of Levin’s promotion.