Megyn Kelly slighted Hoda Kotb during her "Today" show debut Thursday, but Kelly's failure to greet Kotb may have been accidental.
Kelly, who left Fox News for NBC in January, was reporting from St. Petersburg, Russia, where she scheduled to conduct a forum and then a one-on-one interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin, noted "Entertainment Tonight."
In acknowledging the "Today" studio anchors, Kelly appeared to accidentally leave out Kotb. She was sitting next to Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie when Kelly said, "Hey guys, it's great to be with you, Matt and Savannah."
"Entertainment Tonight" said Kotb jokingly threw her hands in the air after the mistake and the conversation moved on from there.
Kelly tweeted Thursday that she nabbed Russian President Vladimir Putin for a one-on-one exclusive interview on Friday that will air on her new network NBC show, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," on Sunday.
Kelly already was set to moderate a discussion with Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday when she made the interview announcement on social media.
Kelly also is expected to take over NBC's weekday 9 a.m. timeslot for "Today." Kotb has co-host the fourth hour of "Today" with Kathie Lee Gifford since 2007, according to her biography. She also has been a "Dateline NBC" correspondent since April 1998 and is a New York Times best-selling author.
The unintentional slight was not missed by many on social media.
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