Report: NBC News in Talks With a Familiar Face About 'Today' Job TV Guide
NBC is in "serious talks" with a familiar TV news personality about moving into a regular job on the network's "Today" show, according to a report by TV Guide citing sources who are familiar with the discussions.
Tamron Hall, who is a national correspondent for NBC News and has been seen in supporting roles on "Today," would move into a role as a full-time co-host on the third hour of “Today,” where she would join the lineup with Natalie Morales, Al Roker and Willie Geist, according to the report. The sources reportedly say Hall will get the job.
The third hour, which airs at 9 a.m., is “devoted to a free-wheeling chat among the hosts," the report notes.
"Hall, 43, regularly fills in on 'Today' reading the news and more recently in the 'Orange Room,' the morning program's segment devoted to trends in social media," TV Guide reports. "She was also part of the 'Today' team's red carpet coverage before the Golden Globe Awards. Ratings for the coverage grew by 12 percent over last year according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. Hall also anchors the 2 p.m. hour on cable network MSNBC and hosts 'Deadline: Crime,' a series on Investigation Discovery."
The report adds: “The Texas native has been looking to raise her profile at NBC News, where she's worked since 2007. Hall has met with at least one other competing network news division in recent months. A spokeswoman for NBC News declined comment."