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Al Roker responds to Tamron Hall’s shocking exit from NBC

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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.


  1. britishrose on February 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    all roker absolutely pukes me he is such a TOM as in uncle .. he been there 35 years and still have to crawl and eat feces to have any pull .. or decisiion making he really has screwed any chance now cause he old and has been devalued by CBS AND MSNBC He destroyed any real chance of him. getting a real leader role there. its blacks like him who is relied on to solidify tamara statue . HE COULD HAVE DEMANDED EQUALITY FOR HER .SHE left cause they suddenly pulled her high rating show to replace her with a WHITE FEMALE .. megan kelly a pure racist botch.. … im surprised she lasted this long. she is friendly up beat and easy on the eye. and a diversity from what whies ARE COMFORTABLE WITH IN THE NEWS . AL ROKER i hope you know you and debra may as well start finding a retirement villa cause IN ABOUT 5 YEARS YOU WILL BE AS GONE AS ED BRADLEY AND HE IS DEAD . i didnt like the way ed bradley was done he was a field ni..ger too

    • Triumph The Insult Soap Dog on February 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Bigger question. Why do you get mad when a white organization gives you the boot rather than focusing on uplifting what we create? Why do you demand from them what you don’t do yourself?

      • britishrose on February 6, 2017 at 8:58 am

        al roker did just what all do UNCLE TOMS do crawl and crawl somemore u dummy if u know slave history white men have dominated in industry and history of americas work force!!! and blacks do own some businesses but,, white have a higher college rate and old slave $$ money still controll america economy in HUGH BUSINESS INDUSTRY JOBS NOT COLLEGE CAREER JOBS AND ALL THE JOBs MEXICANS GOT IS LINK TO DECLINE..OF BLACK LABOR IN AMERICA NO DAM SECRET .orchestrated by white men .. reason dope became a occupation hazard t blacks planted by reagan adminis…. donald truimp is the only president to attempt to find where all those job went and why black neighbohood are failing
        THAT THE LEAST HE CAN DO FOR PEOPLE HIS ANCESTORS DESTROYED DONT MAKE HIM NO DAM HERO EITHER. it his duty…. killing murders and crime among blacks is due to 500 year of slave disrespect of a race u honkeys will never accept . and will lie and say we failed our own an it was u who did not HELP US. . A WAR IN AMERIA ECONOMY IS ALL RACES RESPONSIBILTY WHITE CAME ON THE MAYFLOWER SO WHAT IF THE INDIANS INSLAVED YOU .? black would have come here and been treated like humans then U STOLE AFRICANS to do what whites were to lazy to do .. native americans are the real americans . . REASON THEY GET A CHECK EVERY MONTH IF THEY HAVE INDIAN BLOOD!!!!!

        YOU DIDNT STEAL OUR LAND U STOLE OUR BODIES mulilated violtaed our women separated and divided us mentally a curse we still fight to destroy a myth white believe is all we are worth if we aint CROPPING FIELDS AND PICKIN COTTON … we ARE proud of how far we have come we have black own industries , doctors from lawyers and black president AMAZING FEAT .. BUT WE GOT A FEW MILES LEFT AND OBAMA WAS PROOF WE AINt GOT FAR LEFT…

        AL ROKER PUT behind mentally when he dont stand up for his own .. BLACKs ARE NO LONGER WEAK LIKE THIS .

        yes we have crime and issues . .but so does whites who men are going nut!! cause white lack power. AS USE TOO and donald trump show how weak whites have become . OBAMA HAD TO SHOW HIM HOW To BE PRESIDENTAL LAUGH .. cause contol and money can not teach a white RESPECT FOR COUNTRY MEN .. OTHER THEN WHITES

        • Triumph The Insult Soap Dog on February 6, 2017 at 7:41 pm

          You said a lot. But said nothing at all. Yet, you failed to answer my question. I would like answer to my question.

      • MIA YEARGIN on February 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

        Well said “Triumph The Insult ….”

    • Jack on February 5, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      I’m from Chicago, andTamron has has pulled the “I’m gonna take your job” several times. Just ask Marianne Murciano. She knows what the score is and decided to take a walk, especially since it is noted that NBC offered her an extension.
      I suppose another Chicagoan, Lester Holt, is an uncle Tom, too.