“It was a huge mistake to hire her. Especially for that amount of money,” an NBC insider told TheWrap. “Most of her year and a half was a struggle, and [she] never grew within the organization.”
While Kelly is still negotiating what many expect will be an exit from the network after an on-air gaffe defending white people’s dressing in blackface on Halloween, multiple professional media observers said Lack will face some pressure after such a costly blunder.
“While [NBCUniversal CEO] Stephen Burke has said in the past that he supports him, Andy Lack has now made several very costly and embarrassing mistakes for NBC,