Al Roker responds to Tamron Hall’s shocking exit from NBC
Al Roker wishes former “Today” show co-host, Tamron Hall, nothing but the best.
Previously reported, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, NBC announced that Hall would be walking away from both NBC and MSNBC when her contract expires at the end of the month.
“Yesterday was her last day as an anchor on both networks,” read 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 by 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.”
Days later, Roker addressed Hall’s exit. “As some of you may have heard by now, our good friend Tamron Hall has decided to leave NBC News,” he said accompanied by weekend co-host and correspondent Sheinelle Jones and actor Dean Cain.
“Personally, Tamron has been not just a co-host here on ‘Today’s Take’ for the past three years but a good friend — and not just to me, to all of us here,” he continued. “We want to wish her nothing but the best, much continued success and cannot wait to see what her next chapter is.”
“She’s going to rock it, no matter what she does,” added Jones. “Absolutely,” Roker responded.
The news of Hall’s exit came less than a week after sources told multiple news sources that Megyn Kelly’s new daytime show would be replacing either “Today’s” 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. hour — adding that NBC was leaning towards axing Roker and Hall’s “Today’s Take” hour — which currently airs at 9 a.m. Needless to say, rumors of a replacement was enough for Hall to cut the cord. Still, she thanked fans for their love and support.
“Today was a good day!!!,” she wrote, along with a video on Thursday, Feb. 2. “Thank y’all so much. #tamcam.”
Despite Hall’s sudden departure, NBC News has confirmed that Roker will continue to host “Today’s Take” until fall of 2017 when Kelly’s show is expected to premiere.