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Dylan Dreyer reveals she will co-host Today show with Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin

‘Hope you don’t mind these faces!’ NBC’s Dylan Dreyer tweets selfie with Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin as she reveals the four will be taking over the third hour of Today – three months after Megyn Kelly’s show was cancelled

  • Dylan Dreyer tweeted a selfie with Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin
  • Dreyer said they’ll be co-hosting the third hour of Today in place of Megyn Kelly
  • Her tweet was subsequently retweeted by Roker who added: ‘I love these guys’ 
  • Kelly left NBC following controversy over blackface comments during segment
  • NBC hasn’t confirmed whether or not the four will take over Today’s third hour

Four familiar faces will be taking over the third hour of the Today show just three months after Megyn Kelly’s show was cancelled. 

NBC News meteorologist Dylan Dreyer tweeted a selfie with Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin. 

‘Hope you don’t mind these faces! You’ll be seeing a lot of them at 9am. Please join us!’ Dreyer wrote Monday morning.

Her tweet was subsequently retweeted by Roker who added: ‘I love these guys.’ 

Jones also retweeted Dreyer’s tweet although NBC has not officially confirmed that the replacement hosts will be taking over the third hour of Today. 

Four familiar faces will be taking over the third hour of the Today show just three months after Megyn Kelly’s show was cancelled. NBC News meteorologist Dylan Dreyer (left) tweeted a selfie with Al Roker (right), Sheinelle Jones (second from left) and Craig Melvin (center)

Her tweet was subsequently retweeted by Roker who added: 'I love these guys.' Jones also retweeted Dreyer's tweet although NBC has not officially confirmed that the replacement hosts will be taking over the third hour of Today

Her tweet was subsequently retweeted by Roker who added: ‘I love these guys.’ Jones also retweeted Dreyer’s tweet although NBC has not officially confirmed that the replacement hosts will be taking over the third hour of Today

Dreyer’s announcement comes nearly three months after Kelly left NBC following controversy over her blackface comments during a segment of her show in October. 

In the segment Kelly said she did not understand what was wrong with blackface if a white person was ‘playing a character’.

‘But what is racist? You truly do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face,’ Kelly stated during a roundtable discussion on Halloween costumes.

‘That was okay when I was a kid, as long as you were dressing like a character.’

Following the backlash, Kelly apologized, saying she realized ‘that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry’. 

‘The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep,’ she added. 

But despite her apology, NBC cancelled her show just 48 hours later. 

Dreyer's announcement comes nearly three months after Kelly left NBC following controversy over her blackface comments during a segment of her show in October

Dreyer’s announcement comes nearly three months after Kelly left NBC following controversy over her blackface comments during a segment of her show in October

Since then the embattled host has been fighting the network for her multi-million dollar exit package. 

She is said to still be finalizing the exit package with NBC and may be set to walk away with the entirety of her $69million contract paid out.

In the meantime, she has been keeping busy with parenthood and socializing.

Last month, she was spotted attending a women’s holiday luncheon hosted by Hearst’s former chief content officer Joanna Coles. She was also seen taking her children to school.

Meanwhile, NBC is still searching for a replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford who announced in December that she will be departing the fourth hour of the Today show in April.  

And though Jenna Bush Hager was selected to co-host the third hour of Today, she is reportedly being considered to take over Gifford’s slot. 

In the past, when Gifford or Hoda Kotb went on vacation, Bush would step in to fill their spots. 

But other possible Gifford replacements include WWE superstar, John Cena, The Voice judge, Blake Shelton, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host, Willie Geist, among others. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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