Have you missed seeing Tamron Hall on your television screen? The sting of her absence is about to be soothed. The MSNBC and Today Show alum will soon be gracing the small screen daily once again, thanks to a partnership deal with Weinstein TV.
Hall worked as an anchor on MSNBC for several years before joining the Today Show in 2014. Around the time of the end of Hall’s contract, news came out that NBC was planning a new morning show with Megyn Kelly. The former Fox News host joined NBC in January, after a lot of turmoil at Fox and some personal conflict with Donald Trump. It was clear that Tamron’s Today hour would be bumped for the Kelly show. NBC executives said they hoped Tamron would stay but it’s clear she didn’t really have a choice. The National Association of Black Journalists accused NBC of “whitewashing.”
NBC later said they were “disappointed” in her decision to leave the network. For what it’s worth, expectations for Megyn Kelly’s show are not very high. NBC may be even more disappointed at letting Hall go if their Kelly gamble doesn’t pay off.
Harvey Weinstein of the Weinstein Company recently scooped up Hall. Weinstein and Hall will create a new daytime talk show together while also collaborating on other non-scripted programming. Daytime is a new venture for Weinstein. The as-yet untitled show is now in development. It will be hosted by Hall and will feature the kinds of stories usually featured on daytime talk shows, filmed in front of a live audience. According to Weinstein, it “will fill the current void in daytime for viewers looking for a blend of heart, humor, and information.”
Hall’s experience as a serious and hard-hitting journalist combined with her wit and warmth makes her an ideal daytime talk show host. Hall began her career covering news in Chicago. She joined MSNBC in 2007 and landed a one-on-one interview with Barack Obama in 2008. After working as a co-host and a substitute anchor for a while, MSNBC gave her her own show, NewsNation with Tamron Hall. In this capacity, she was able to cover a huge number of important news stories, like her live broadcast after the death of Osama Bin Laden. When she moved to NBC, she became the first African American woman to co-anchor Today. She has been nominated for many awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award in 2016. Hall currently hosts Deadline: Crime on the Investigation Discovery channel.