If you are a fan of talk shows on news networks, then there is a chance you have seen some of the works of Tamron Hall, the American journalist and talk show host who is known for her work across major networks like NBC News and MSNBC. She has been in the industry for over 25 years, during which she has forged a strong following as a journalist and a TV host.
For years, she was known as one of the faces of The Today Show, and she was an appreciated team member, particularly on her segment of the show, Today’s Take, a feat that made her the first African American woman to co-anchor The Today Show. Unfortunately, her time on the show did not last long and since she departed in 2017, she has had little presence on TV. While fans have been wondering where Tamron Hall is now, find out everything you need to know about her below, including why she left The Today Show.
Who is Tamron Hall?
She is an American talk show host and broadcast journalist; born on the 16th of September 1970 in Luling, Texas. After completing her high school education, she enrolled and joined Temple University where she studied and earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She began her career as a general assignment reporter for KBTX new media outlet in Bryan, Texas, spending two years in the role between 1992 and 1994. Later on, she moved on to KTVT, where she spent another three years working in the same role. During her third stint in a media outlet, she got her first chance to diversify her portfolio and she worked as a consumer reporter, a TV host as well as her primary role as a general assignment reporter.
The excellence with which she performed her role at WFLD-TV got her a position at the national level, working for MSNBC and NBC News. She worked for both networks for a decade between 2007 and 2017, during which she recorded several milestones like a one-on-one interview with Barack Obama, substitute anchor for Countdown with Keith Olbermann, co-host of The Big Picture. She also worked on other shows like NewsNation with Tamron Hall and Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall.
The Real Reason Tamron Hall Left the Today Show
Tamron Hall joined The Today Show on the 24th of February 2014, premiering as a co-anchor on a segment of the iconic show, Today’s Take. Assuming the role made her the first African American woman to co-anchor on the show, one she celebrated by wearing a jacket of her hero, Lena Horne.
Unfortunately, her time on the show was cut short and she was replaced with Megyn Kelly in February 2017. According to reports, she was offered a lesser role which she refused to accept, instead choosing to walk away from her contract which was due to expire in February 2017.
What Has She Been Doing Since Then?
Walking away from a major platform like NBC News can be disastrous for a journalist but Tamron Hall, so far, has been doing just fine. Since she walked away from the network, she has welcomed a baby with her husband, Steve Greener. The baby was born in April 2019. She is also set to return to television as a host of her show, Tamron Hall.
The show was originally supposed to begin to air in 2017, but the show, which was in development in conjunction with Harvey Weinstein suffered a setback as a result of his scandal. Things began to move forward again in August 2018 when she signed an agreement with Disney-ABC TV to produce the show.
The syndicated talk show, Tamron Hall, will feature Tamron Hall as the host, leading a conversation about various light-hearted topics and in-depth stories. The talk show premiered on the 9th of September 2019.
Other Facts About Tamron Hall
1. Before she began working as a co-anchor on The Today Show, she hosted Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall in July 2013. She began hosting the show because of her history with domestic violence, having lost her sister to the crime in 2004.
2. She is also a supporter of charities and organizations fighting against domestic violence. She once helped raise over $40,000 and donated it to Day One New York.
3. Tamron Hall occasionally checks into hotels under the name ‘DJ Warm Cookies.
4. She has received a number of awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for her report on domestic abuse. Others include two Emmy nominations and a Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award.