Tamron Hall's Exit from Today Show Raises Accusation over NBC by National Association of Black Journalists, Hall Opens Up about Departure
The National Association of Black Journalists has blasted NBC News accusing the NBC network of “whitewashing” the popular “Today” show to make room for Megyn Kelly. Finally, Tamron Hall is breaking her silence after quitting Today's Show as she posted a video on her Twitter account.
Tamron Hall, who turned down a multimillion-dollar deal earlier this week to remain on Hall’s “Today” show and keep her MSNBC program on NBC network, broke new ground in the field of journalism as the first female journalist as well as co-host of NBC’s hugely profitable morning show.
Moreover, Megyn Kelly, the talented yet controversial former Fox News Channel star, will host her version of “Today” starting this fall.
The organization, NABJ said in a statement:
"The National Association of Black Journalists is saddened by Tamron Hall's departure from NBC. She broke ground as the first black female 'Today Show’ cohost and was enjoying ratings success alongside Al Roker during the show's third hour of programming. NBC has been a leader for diversity in broadcasting, but recent reports that Hall and Roker will be replaced by former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are being seen by industry professionals as whitewashing.
On the other hand, NBC network defended its record of diversity and issued a statement:
"NBC News has a long and proven history as an industry leader in newsroom diversity. We will continue to engage in the running dialogue we've had with the National Association of Black Journalists and other advocacy groups to advance those goals."
Tamron Hall has broken her silence and spoke for the first time after quitting NBC. In the video she posted on Twitter, Hall leaves her fans amazed and takes some time to thank her fans for their continuous support and also shares what she has been doing since walking away from NBC after a celebrated 10-year career as a host on both NBC and MSNBC.