Press release from Disney-ABC Domestic Television:
Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International announced today that it has cleared its new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019. Last month the company announced that it is working with Hall to create and develop a daytime talk show for the syndication marketplace that will be hosted by the award-winning TV anchor and journalist.
The ABC Owned Television Stations Group includes WABC-TV in New York; KABC-TV in Los Angeles; WLS-TV in Chicago; WPVI-TV in Philadelphia; KGO-TV in San Francisco; KTRK-TV in Houston; WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and KFSN-TV in Fresno, California. The eight stations represent 23% of the country’s television households and will serve as the show’s launch group.
“We are thrilled to have the ABC Owned Television Stations Group as the launch partner for our new daytime talk show, hosted by the enormously talented Tamron Hall,” said Jed Cohen, executive vice president and general sales manager, U.S. Content Sales and Distribution, Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. “These stellar stations are a great fit for Tamron, and we are looking forward to a successful partnership with them.”
“We’re excited to bring Tamron Hall to our ABC Owned Stations next fall and are confident she’ll be a unique and welcome voice in daytime,” said Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group. “Tamron is refreshingly authentic and approachable. She genuinely cares about people, their struggles and their triumphs. We know she’ll connect with our audiences in a personal and positive way.”
“Tamron’s warmth and sincerity will be reflected in her return to daytime television, and we are delighted to have the tremendous support of our ABC Owned Television Stations Group,” said William Burton, senior vice president of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production, ABC Entertainment. “We look forward to creating an enjoyable, engaging and entertaining space where viewers can connect with Tamron – and each other – every day.”
“I’m thrilled to partner with the ABC Owned Television Stations Group to bring our show – which will aim to showcase real joy and laughter, as well as inspiration in the face of adversity – to audiences across the country,” said Tamron Hall. “Having grown up professionally as a local news reporter and anchor, I know that it’s vital to tell stories that reflect local communities. I couldn’t be more humbled to return to daytime television backed by such a phenomenal team at an iconic company. The best daytime TV is the kind where you listen before you talk, and with my partners at Disney|ABC, that’s what we’ll deliver next fall!”