Tamron Hall, co-host of the 9 a.m. hour of the “Today” show and a daytime anchor on MSNBC, decided to leave after days of tense contract negotiations. NBC’s 9 a.m. hour has been canceled to make room for a new program for Megyn Kelly.
“Yesterday was her last day as an anchor on both networks,” NBC said in a statement.
“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 said in a statement, “The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful. 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.”
An outpouring of love and support has been pouring in for Tamron Hall.
“This news is more than disappointing, since the two most prominent black faces on” the “Today” show “are losing out to accommodate a white conservative with a history of questionable rhetoric with regard to race relations in America,” Paula Rogo of Essence.com wrote.
Roker will remain in the time slot until the fall. He will also remain the “Today” show meteorologist in the 7 and 8 a.m. hours.
It’s unclear if Hall has a new gig lined up.
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