Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall (born September 16, 1970, in Luling, Texas) is an American broadcast journalist and television talk show host. Hall was formerly a national news correspondent for NBC News, day-side anchor for MSNBC, host of the program MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall, and a co-host of Today's Take, the third hour of Today.[1] She currently hosts Deadline: Crime on Investigation Discovery channel. In summer 2016, Investigation Discovery premiered a new special, Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the tower shooting at the University of Texas at Austin. In September 2019, Hall debuted a self-titled syndicated talk show.

Tamron Hall
Tamron Hall at New York City Red Carpet Premiere of Iris.jpg
Hall at premiere of Iris in Manhattan, 2015
Born (1970-09-16) September 16, 1970 (age 49)
Luling, Texas, U.S.
EducationBachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University
OccupationTelevision journalist
News anchor
Talk show host
Notable credit(s)
Steven Greener (m. 2019)


Hall received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University in 1992, after which she moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to begin her broadcasting career.


Hall first worked at KBTX in Bryan, Texas, as a general assignment reporter, then moved to KTVT, where she spent four more years as a general assignment reporter.[2]

From 1997 to 2007, she worked for WFLD-TV in Chicago, Illinois. She held several positions, including general assignment reporter, consumer reporter, and host of a three-hour program, "Fox News in the Morning". As a former Chicago resident, Hall frequently reported on issues related to Chicago politics, and covered many "breaking news" stories, including one of the most devastating Amtrak accidents in Illinois.[2]

In July 2007, Hall joined the national news network MSNBC and NBC News.[2] She also landed a one-on-one interview with Barack Obama before he announced his run for presidency in 2008.

At MSNBC, Hall served as a general reporter and fill-in anchor, first achieving prominence as a substitute anchor for Keith Olbermann on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Hall then joined David Shuster as co-host of a two-hour program, The Big Picture, which premiered June 1, 2009, and concluded January 29, 2010. Hall anchored as a substitute for Natalie Morales, and also anchored on the weekends.

On February 1, 2017, with Hall's contract expiring within the month, NBC News and Hall released a joint statement confirming Hall's decision to depart from both NBC and MSNBC.[3]

She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.[4]

NewsNation with Tamron HallEdit

In 2010, hosted NewsNation with Tamron Hall, which included high-profile interviews and coverage of U.S., global and entertainment news. Airing weekday afternoons, the show covered important American events, including a live television broadcast from Ground Zero in New York City after the death of Osama Bin Laden, the final space shuttle launch in 2011, and Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Hall encouraged viewers to express their opinions via social media on prominent, controversial news stories.

Deadline: Crime with Tamron HallEdit

In July 2013, it was announced that Hall would host Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall on Investigation Discovery. The weekly newsmagazine series features two crime occurrences per one-hour episode, and debuted on September 1, 2013.[5] In each episode, Hall and her investigative team uncover details on why and how things happened within each case,[6] obtaining information from as many reputable sources as possible.[7] Hall dedicates the series to her older sister, whose death was ruled a homicide in 2004 and remains unsolved.[8]

The Today ShowEdit

On February 24, 2014, Hall premiered as co-anchor of Today's Take (The Today Show's third hour with Natalie Morales, Al Roker and Willie Geist), becoming the first African American woman to co-anchor Today. On the day she signed the deal, she wore the jacket of American singer and civil rights activist Lena Horne, which she bought from Horne's estate sale. Horne remains a primary inspiration to Hall.[9]

In February 2017, after the network gave her Today co-hosting slot to Megyn Kelly, Hall opted out of her contract and decided to leave NBC rather than take a lesser role.[10]

Tamron Hall (talk show)Edit

In July 2017, it was announced that Hall and Harvey Weinstein were producing a daytime talk show that would be hosted and executively produced by Hall.[11] However, Hall's partnership experienced a setback when the Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal broke.[10]

On August 8, 2018, Hall entered a new agreement with Disney–ABC Domestic Television to produce and host a syndicated daytime talk show.[12] The show was picked up by ABC Owned Television Stations in late September 2018.[13] In December 2018, Hearst Television picked up the show for stations in 24 markets,[14] and on January 22, 2019, ABC Entertainment named Bill Geddie as executive producer for the show.[15] The show will be topical, but not political.

With more than 85% US coverage that includes 47 of the top 50 markets, on March 4, 2019 it was announced that the talk show Tamron Hall would debut on September 9, 2019.[16]

Tamron Hall was originally expected to be carried on ABC owned-and-operated stations in most major markets. However, WLS-TV in Chicago ended up passing on the show since it did not have room on the schedule, as the station airs a locally produced lifestyle program Windy City Live in daytime. Instead, Tamron Hall is carried in Chicago on CW affiliate WCIU-TV.[17]

Other appearancesEdit

Hall was featured on a 2014 episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls where she and Bear Grylls hiked for two days in the Pink Cliffs of southwestern Utah. They rappelled down several cliffs, cooked a squirrel over a fire, and hiked over rugged terrain. She made a guest appearance as herself on General Hospital on September 13, 2019.[18]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Hall's media awards and recognition include:

  • An Emmy nomination for her consumer report segment, "The Bottom Line," which first aired in 1999.[4]
  • 2010: Won the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award from Temple University and is an Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree.[4]
  • October 2010: Served as reporter of the NBC News segment "The Inauguration of Barack Obama," which was nominated for an Emmy.
  • 2011: Emmy nomination for a segment called "Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall".
  • 2016: Won an Edward R. Murrow Award for her report on domestic abuse.

Hall has also been featured in several major news publications, including Ebony, Forbes, People, and The Huffington Post.[19]

Hall was the 2017 Honorary Muse in the Krewe of Muses parade during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Anti-domestic violence campaignEdit

In 2004, Hall's sister Renate was murdered, following bouts of domestic violence. Initially, officers informed Hall's family of their certainty of her attacker's identity. However, as of this writing, that person has not been brought to justice. During an interview at the Television Critics Association, Hall described the horrific day when she received the call that her sister was found dead face down in her pool. She said there were many signals of domestic abuse that she realized at the time, but did not do anything to intervene, and she also partly blames herself for the death of her sister.

Hall credited her personal experience with domestic violence for the drive to host Deadline: Crime. In a blog post published by Hall for Today, she wrote about the struggles of talking about her sister and her unsolved murder. Initially, she was afraid to speak out because she thought she "would be seen as exploiting the problem". She did not decide to take action until years later.[20]

In 2014,Today featured the "Shine A Light" campaign, where the show's anchors each picked a cause to support throughout that year.[21] Hall chose to fight against domestic abuse, with the goal to create a PSA for schools and camps that would spread awareness of emotionally and physically abusive teenage relationships. Hall's fundraising efforts raised over $40,000 and benefited Day One New York, which helps fight dating abuse.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

Hall is married to music executive Steven Greener and lives in Harlem.[23] In March 2019, Hall revealed that she was expecting her first child.[24] On April 25, 2019, Hall announced that she had given birth to a son named Moses.[25]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tamron Hall Named Co-Host of the Third Hour of "Today"". The Futon Critic (Press release). NBC. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "MSNBC Tamron Hall Biography". MSNBC. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  3. ^ Koblin, John (February 1, 2017). "Tamron Hall Leaves 'Today' Show and MSNBC". The New York Times. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Tamron Hall, 2010 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree, Anchor, MSNBC". Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication. Temple University. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  5. ^ "TCA: ID Announces 'Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall'". Deadline Hollywood. July 25, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 25, 2013). "'Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall' to Premiere Sunday. September 1 on Investigation Discovery". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  7. ^ "'Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall' to Premiere Sunday. September 1 on Investigation Discovery". Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  8. ^ Witherspoon, Chris (2013-08-30). "Tamron Hall talks 'Deadline: Crime' and opens up about her sister's murder". The Grio. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Tamron Hall on Being First Black Woman To Co-Anchor 'Today' Show". Essence.com. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  10. ^ a b Mumbi Moody, Nekesa (2019-09-05). "Tamron Hall's faith in herself pays off with new show, life". WCTI ABC News Channel 12. Associated Press. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  11. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2017-07-12). "Tamron Hall to Develop New Talk Show With Weinstein Television". Variety. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  12. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2018-08-08). "Tamron Hall in Development Deal With ABC for Daytime Show". Variety. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  13. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 24, 2018). "ABC O&Os Pick Up Tamron Hall Syndicated Talk Show for Fall 2019". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  14. ^ Steinberg, Brian (December 3, 2018). "Disney Gains New Clearances for Syndicated Tamron Hall Show". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  15. ^ Hayes, Dade (January 22, 2019). "Bill Geddie, Co-Creator Of 'The View,' Boards New Tamron Hall Syndicated Show As Executive Producer". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (March 4, 2019). "'Tamron Hall' Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Gets Fall Premiere Date". Deadline. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  17. ^ Hill, Michael P. (August 8, 2019). "'Tamron Hall' gets Chicago centric promo". NewscastStudio. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  18. ^ SOD (September 11, 2019). "Tamron Hall to Guest on GH". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  19. ^ "Tamron Hall". NBC News. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  20. ^ Hall, Tamron. "Tamron Hall: Why my fight against domestic abuse is personal". Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  21. ^ "Shine a Light TODAY". Facebook. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  22. ^ "Tamron Hall". Crowdrise.com. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  23. ^ "Steven Greener, Tamron Hall's Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". heavy.com. Heavy, Inc. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  24. ^ Juneau, Jen (2019-03-04). "Surprise! Tamron Hall, 48, Reveals She's 32 Weeks Pregnant: 'There Have Been Many Tears'". People. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  25. ^ Merrett, Robyn (2019-04-25). "It's a Boy! Tamron Hall, 48, Welcomes Son Moses: 'Tears of Joy'". People. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 2019-09-08.

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