Farewell, friend! Hours after Tamron Hall officially announced her departure from NBC and MSNBC - which followed the network canceling her hour of the Today show with Al Roker to make room for its newly acquired star Megyn Kelly - Roker addressed his coanchor's exit during the Today show on Thursday, February 2. She recently learned she would be losing her co-anchor slot on the 9 a.m. hour of "
She recently learned she would be losing her co-anchor slot on the 9 a.m. hour of "Today". Hall had to be told last week because her contract was coming up and her reps were in talks with the news division.
Tamron Hall, a regular host on NBC's "Today" show and MSNBC, is leaving the network later this month. She was also seen daily as a daytime news anchor on cable network MSNBC. "And we want to wish her nothing but the best, much continued success, and we can not wait to see what her next chapter is".
Hall, 46, made history on "Today" when in 2014 she became the first African-American woman to serve as a co-anchor in the program's 65-year history. She has also worked passionately to bring awareness to domestic violence, highlighting the issue on her show "Deadline Crime, with Tamron Hall". "Today" co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford will be moving to 9 a.m. Roker will continue to host the 9 a.m. hour until the fall when the new morning lineup begins, and he will continue as the "Today" meteorologist, according to CNN. She earned an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy in 2010.
Tamron asked that we share the following.
"The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I'm grateful", Hall says in the same statement. "To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you".