Megyn Kelly’s First NBC News Assignment Is a Sit-down With Vladimir Putin

By Chris Ariens 

Megyn Kelly is off and running at NBC News with her first major assignment. Kelly will moderate a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The conversation will cover a wide range of global political and economic topics, including international trade agreements, cyber-security and the impact of rising military tensions,” an NBC News spokesperson says. The conference takes place June 1-3 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exact time and date of Kelly’s session will be announced in the coming weeks.

On Monday, her first day at NBC News, the network confirmed that her weekday morning show will air at 9 a.m. ET. Her Sunday night newsmagazine is also being planned for a June debut.

Kelly’s session with Putin comes a little more than a year after Kelly sat down with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump who famously clashed with Kelly earlier in the campaign.

In an interview with Adweek following Trump’s election, Kelly told us she hoped to again interview Trump. “I actually think he will sit with me.  I just want to give him some time,” she told us.