NBC News and MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall has departed the news organization after NBC executives decided to cancel her 9 AM Today Show hour with Al Roker. Hall also anchored in the daytime for MSNBC, but is leaving that as well.
The changes come as a a result of Megyn Kelly joining NBC. Kelly will host a daytime program and NBC executives are unsure if it will go at 9 AM or 10 AM. Either way, the 9 AM show gets cancelled. If she goes on at 10 AM, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will move to 10 AM. If Kelly goes to 9 AM, Gifford and Kotb remain in their timeslot.
“The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful,” said Hall in a statement.
“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.”
NBC said in a statement, “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.”
2017 marks 10 years of NBC for Hall. She joined the Today Show in 2014 and has co-hosted the third hour, branded Today’s Take. Roker will continue to anchor Today’s Take until it ends.
Hall filled several roles at NBC and MSNBC. In addition to her MSNBC and Today hosting, she frequently filled in for Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News while hosting Dateline Extra on MSNBC and Dateline Crime on Investigation Discovery.