One of Megyn Kelly’s too staffers was booted off of her show after he complained about the poisonous environment on set.
Kevin Bleyer, whose resume includes being an Obama speechwriter, sent a scathing email to NBC’s human resources department.
“I’m sad to say … the executive incompetence continues — as does the dysfunctional management, abusive treatment, maddening hypocrisy, staggering inefficiencies, acidic and deficient communication, and relentless scapegoating. Jackie Levin persists in creating a toxic and demeaning environment, and Christine Cataldi enables and reinforces it,” Bleyer complains.
Kelly’s two top producers, Jackie Levin and Christine Cataldi, are the main targets of Bleyer’s ire.
However, it’s hard to say that she’s not involved. Kelly has been a toxic influence at NBC ever since they scooped her from Fox News. She can’t seem to go seven days without being in the news for something silly or embarrassing.
“It is a special absurdity — and what some find a hard-to-swallow injustice — that as a team we’ve been lauded for covering harassment stories daily on air, while the staff producing those stories feels so embattled and bullied themselves. As a result, veteran staffers are looking for the exits,” Bleyer wrote.
“Others have told me they’d ask to be reassigned elsewhere within NBC. I should add that many of those who have confided in me have made it plain: sensitivity training will not suffice. Their feeling is you can’t change these tigers’ stripes.”
“Megyn Kelly Today” is going down in flames.
NBC isn’t quite willing to abandon her yet, however.
“Jackie and Christine are being attacked unfairly. They are both excellent and experienced producers, and have the full support of everyone here.” Of Bleyer, “He was let go for one reason only: he was the wrong fit for this role, as a comedy writer at a morning news broadcast,” a representative for the network said.
(Source: Page Six)