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Tamron Hall says goodbye to NBC

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Tamron Hall attends the opening night of The Color Purple at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 11, 2015 in New York, New York. Photo by Raymond Hagans/Steed Media Service

Blindsided by the news of a “Today” show shake-up, resident anchor Tamron Hall exits NBC, leaving big money on the table.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the network announced that the veteran journalist will be walking away from both NBC and MSNBC when her contract expires this month — despite a rumored multi-year, multi-million dollar contract offer.

“Yesterday was her last day as an anchor on both networks,” reads a statement from NBC News. “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.”

“The last 10 years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful,” Hall, 46, said in a statement released via the network. “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.”

Meanwhile, her co-anchor Al Roker will continue to host the third hour until the new morning lineup begins this fall, the statement continued.

In case you missed it, news of a possible shake-up shook fans last week when it was revealed that Megyn Kelly, who recently left Fox News for a new role at NBC News, would be taking over “Today‘s” third hour, currently helmed by Hall and Roker. Taking to Twitter, fans voiced both their disbelief and vowed to never again watch the daily live broadcast.

“Megyn Kelly is going to replace Tamron Hall? That’s wild,” wrote one user. “NBC f—– up. Tamron Hall is like a good hairdresser; if she moves to another shop, her clients will follow,” added another.

In 2007, Hall joined MSNBC and NBC before becoming a part of the “Today” team as a co-anchor of “Today’s Take” in 2014. Hall also anchored “MSNBC Live,” a daily news program airing at 11 a.m. on MSNBC. Still, considering Hall’s overall gift of gab and loyal fan base, we imagine she’ll land a role of purpose at a network where she is valued in no time.

What are your thoughts on Hall walking away from a multi-million dollar contract? Sound off in the comment section below.



5 Comments

  1. Messyhair60 on February 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Wow….didn’t see that coming- however, like she said, and I agree, this starts a whole new chapter in her life. Change is good. It moves us out of our comfort zone for better things ahead!!!!!! No worries, she will be awesome ?

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  3. Gwen Kelly on February 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Another source also reports “NBC News said it had hoped Ms. Hall would stay at the network. A multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with a presence on the first two hours of “Today” from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. was offered, according to a person familiar with the matter”. If this is to be believed (and we know there are always variations of the truth when contract negotiations are guessed), then Ms. Hall and her team (agent) obviously chose to seek other opportunity we will assume may have been on the back burner to be brought forward. I for one have every confidence Ms. Hall will land well…and it will be of her choosing.

  4. Mocha on February 4, 2017 at 1:24 am

    It’s sad, but she also made a choice to “see what the new chapter” in her life brings. She could have kept her position and keep all that money. But I always respect a person’s decision and it was Tamron’s to move on. I love Tamron and will follow her career where ever it leads. Peace And Love black people and much success to all

  5. Whiteguy on February 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Replaced by the white woman.