Megyn Kelly announced Thursday morning that she will interview Russian President Vladimir Putin for the debut of her new show on NBC News.
Kelly made the announcement on NBC's "Today Show" from St. Petersburg, Russia, which is currently hosting the International Economic Forum.
Putin will appear at the forum Friday, where Kelly said she will be the first U.S. journalist to interview the Russian president one-on-one since U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a special counsel to investigate allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
"So we just got word this morning that President Putin has agreed to sit with yours truly for a one-on-one interview at the conclusion of tomorrow's forum And I'll get the chance to ask him directly about these allegations of meddling and the prospect of our two countries working together and beyond," Kelly said.
"So that ought to be fun," Kelly joked.
The interview will air on Kelly's new show "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," which debuts at 7 p.m. ET Sunday.
Kelly told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday that her latest television venture will be "focused on different things."
“Listen, I wouldn’t say 'no' to a sit-down with President Trump, but it’s not necessarily how I want to kick it off. Especially since we’re going to be kicking it off with an interview with Vladimir Putin," Kelly said. “How many of those big egos can you fit into one show?”
Kelly's new role at NBC includes her hosting the last hour of the "Today Show," in addition to the Sunday night program.
Kelly announced in January her departure from Fox News after more than a decade. The decision came amid sexual harassment claims from multiple women against the late, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. After leaving Fox News, Kelly revealed that Ailes also sexually harassed her.
Ailes denied all of the allegations until he died suddenly on May 18.
(H/T: Daily Caller)