Exclusive! News Anchor Tamron Hall Decides to Exit from Today Show and MSNBC
Caption: Tamron Hall's quits NBC after being offered a multi-million dollar contract.
Moreover, Hall found out she was being removed minutes before she went on-air last Friday. Tamron Hall is the first African American woman to co-anchor the today show.
As reported earlier, NBC Universal announced on 1st February that Hall had exited her role with NBC News and MSNBC. NBC told the US in a statement:
"[January 31] was her last day as an anchor on both networks. Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at Today and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay. We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best."
This shocking news comes just less than a week as it was revealed that NBC network was arranging to do away with the current setup of the 9 a.m. hour, the show which was hosted by Tamron Hall and Al Roker to make room for Megan Kelly’s upcoming morning show.
The brand new show is expected to debut in the fall of this year, and long-term employed Mr. Roker is scheduled to host the weather of 9 a.m. hour until then.
Ms. Hall, in an NBC statement, said on Wednesday:
“The last 10 years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful. I’m also very excited about the next chapter. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you.”
Tamron joined MSNBC and NBC network in 2007 and later became part of the TODAY’s team in 2014. Moreover, she has also worked passionately to bring awareness to major issues such as domestic violence, highlighting those issues on her show “Deadline Crime, with Tamron Hall.”
For her work, she earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for the story that broadcasted on NBC News. She also won Emmy in 2010 as a member of NBC News’ live inauguration coverage.