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Short Takes: Were you surprised NBC pushed Jay Leno out?

Short Takes is where you get to ask any of our hosts about something in the news and they'll give you their take on it.

According to a recent poll, Jay Leno is one of the five most popular people on television. But soon he will no longer be on TV, at least not as host of "The Tonight Show." Leno's last show is set for Thursday.

Jimmy Fallon will take over as host of "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 17, after the Olympics on NBC.

Amber Vaughan posted a question on our Facebook page asking whether legendary KTAR host Pat McMahon was surprised that NBC was pushing Leno out considering he's still No. 1 in the ratings.

Here's Pat's take:

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Stacey hosts KTAR's entertainment reports weekday mornings on Arizona's Morning News. You can also hear her bright-hearted female perspective on the air as she "fills-in" on various talk shows on KTAR. She is the host of a weekly video feature on called, Short Takes, and writes a pop culture blog for the website as well. Stacey received a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern. She has been a Radio Host and TV Contributor in the Valley for more than a decade, and was named Best Voice on Radio by Phoenix Magazine. A multi-faceted host, Stacey describes herself as a news and entertainment junkie and someone who is passionate about pop culture. As the co-host of annual Radiothons, Stacey has helped to raise millions of dollars for Phoenix Children's Hospital. When she's not on-the-air, Stacey loves to hike, travel and spend time with her husband, Todd, and toy poodle, Skyler.


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