“Executives at ‘Today’ have quietly been looking for a replacement for Kathie Lee. NBC wants younger viewers, and at 65, she’s long in the tooth,” dished a source.
“They want someone who can be a female counterpart to Craig Melvin, who isn’t even 40 yet.”
Kathie Lee also felt snubbed when the next-door dressing room of Hoda Kotb, her co-host on the fourth hour of Today, was moved — leaving her alone in the basement, insiders told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
“NBC has made it clear how little they care about Kathie Lee and now she’s doing the same,” tattled the source. “She took weeks off to film a movie in Scotland and if something comes up with her kids, she takes the day off.
“Her favorite producer, Adam Miller, quit the show and she’s terrified Megyn Kelly’s producers will be transferred to her show and ruin it.
“Kathie Lee would be just as happy devoting her time to books, movies and more appearances on Christian broadcasts.”
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