A news anchor known for her time on NBC’s “Today” show and on MSNBC is headed out at NBC News on the heels of the division’s hiring of Megyn Kelly from Fox News and the announcement that NBC is shuffling the “Today” lineup.
NBC News confirmed the departure of Tamron Hall in a statement today, saying: “Tamron Hall will be leaving NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expires this month. Yesterday was her last day as an anchor on both networks. 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.”
Hall has been with MSNBC and NBC since 2007, joining “Today” in 2014.
Deadline.com notes: “It was the Hall talks that led NBC News to inform ‘Today’ staff of its Kelly-related 9 a.m. shakeup. Hall had to be told last week, because her contract was coming up and her reps were in talks with the news division.”
Al Roker will reportedly continue to host the 9 a.m. hour of “Today” until Kelly joins the roster in the fall.