Tamron Hall Officially Says Goodbye to Both NBC and MSNBC

Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

Less than a week after it was announced that NBC was axing the 3rd hour of its morning “Today” show, which is hosted by Tamron Hall and Al Roker, to make room for the incoming Megyn Kelly (who left her station at Fox News), it’s been announced this afternoon that Hall will be leaving NBC and MSNBC, the network’s news division has made public.

“Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at ‘Today’ and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay,” NBC News said in a statement. “We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best.”

Her last day on both networks was yesterday, Tuesday.

As part of a multi-year agreement Megyn Kelly inked with NBC last month, Kelly will host her own daytime news program, as well as anchor a Sunday evening news show, and also take part in special political programming and other breaking news coverage.

This obviously meant that there would be a lineup shakeup to accommodate Kelly at NBC – notably the daytime hour.

The “Today” programming block is a total of 4 hours; the first two hours are anchored by Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie; Al Roker and Tamron Hall co-host the third hour (“Today’s Take”); while Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford co-host the fourth and final hour.




Last week, it was reported that programming Kelly’s new daytime show into NBC’s morning schedule would result in Al Roker and Tamron Hall’s “Today’s Take” hour – which airs from 9am to 10am – being canceled, starting in the fall of this year. Sources said Kelly’s show timeslot was still being decided by NBC, but it was expected that she would take over either the “Today” show 9am or 10am hour; if it ended up being the 10am hour, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, who currently host the 10 am hour, would move to 9 am.

Kelly’s new show will not fall under the “Today” show banner, but will instead be Kelly-branded daytime program.

But no matter which hour Kelly’s show gets slotted in, Roker and Hall would no longer be hosting any hour of “Today.” At the time of last week’s report, it was said that neither of them was leaving the “Today” show or NBC. Roker will continue his weatherman duties during the first 2 hours, while Hall would be used in some other capacity that was to be determined. Although Hall’s contract with NBC was reportedly on its tail-end, and NBC was negotiating with her reps. In short, NBC wanted her to stay, and she wanted to stay, but it all depended on how the negotiations went. She also hosts a show on MSNBC by the way, which airs weekdays. But with today’s news, she won’t be hosting that anymore either. She’s gone from NBC (broadcast and cable) completely.

NBC coughed up some big dollars to draw Kelly from Fox News, where she was making a reported $10 million to $12 million a year. Now at NBC, she’ll be earning between $15 million and $20 million annually, according to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. So they obviously want to get their money’s worth. By comparison, Matt Lauer is paid over $25 million a year. Both Roker and Hall are said to have been earning less – in the single-digit millions, with Hall in the lower singles.

“The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful,” Hall said in a statement. “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.”

Where Hall could end up next is a mystery; Melissa Harris-Perry, who left MSNBC last year, eventually became Elle.com’s editor-at-large.

In addition to Megyn Kelly, NBC’s news division also poached Greta Van Susteren from Fox News, giving her the daily 6 P.M. ET timeslot on MSNBC, hosting a show of her own titled “For the Record with Greta,” which launched on January 9, 2017.

Roker will continue to host the 9am hour of “Today,” although solo, until the reshuffling of NBC’s morning lineup is complete by the fall.

101 Comments

  1. NBC please do not dismiss tamron hall because ah is in my one of your best news actors you have , have you ever thought of giving her a show at prime time hour.

      • I agree. I love tamarin hall. She has so much personality, funny, kind, smart and just beautiful in and out. I can’t watch the show? I do like Meghan Kelly she’s a smart
        Beautiful lady but she’s stiff and just not a fit with al, Willie or savannah and never will b she’s just not the type … good luck Today Show u blew it !!!! ?????
        Bless u tamarin we all love !!!?

  2. NBC please do not dismiss tamron hall because she is in my opion one of your best news achors you have , have you ever thought of giving her a show at prime time hour.

    • Too late…she already quit! Good for her….she is a talent that will land on her feet and be the better for it!

  3. I honestly think Hall can get a better deal. She was under paid she should join Oprah on own. They were not playing fair. She is good and she will be the winner. Also every since Greta went to Fox and came back I can’t watch her show. I’m getting sick of Joe Scarborough as well. CNN is my station now

    • I have radically decreased my viewing of MSNBC. First Melissa Harris-Perry and now Tamron Hall. I stopped listening to Morning Joe (can’t take him any more) and I skip all the shows leading to Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell, which I still watch. However, I’m hanging on a thread. I was a CNN viewer that switched to MSNBC. I am back to mostly watching CNN and if it keeps going this way, it’s only a matter of time until I go fully CNN.

      • Tamrons correct, msmbc & nbc has turned from the people’s network and Tamron deserves at lease equal.
        Blond Vs Black, We Lose.

      • I’m done with NBC. How dare you do such a horrible thing. I’m done watching your station.

      • They don’t care. It’s same co! NBC owns both MSNBC & CNN. Neither of the cable networks could survive w/out NBC’s deep pkts.

  4. Tamron Hall is one of your best Africian American news anchors! I trust her voice. Her leaving will force me to look elsewhere for my weekday news! Very sad and disappointed!???

    • Good Luck Ms Tamron
      I’ve grown up watching you for many many years
      You will be truly missed

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  5. Tamron Hall is very professional, I was so engaged during her time with NBC. With there being so many news outlets, I can still get my news information by not watching NBC or MSNBC.

  6. If Tamaron is gone then so am I……she is excellent and the show is dry without her

  7. This stinks. I hope Tamron finds a new home quickly. She was the best thing about NBC, in my perfect opinion.

  8. Bad move, NBC. I switched from GMA to Today about 4 years ago. Time to say goodbye to Today. In all honesty, after Matt Lauer, Tamron was the glue for the morning line-up. She’s the full package! This is very disappointing news.

  9. No way in the world will I watch NBC with Super Racist Kelly. Knowing NBC they probably wanted Tamron to bring Megyn Kelly “Up to speed as to what being Black is and what is hot in Black Culture”. I could see Megyn asking Tamron where is the best fried chicken joint and where can she get some Curry Goat

    • Do you really believe that? Seems to me based on Kelly’s overt racist past and the current far right political climate they will do everything to deny and diminish Black culture. NBC is just owning a part of the racism in this country.

  10. Speechless!!!!! I will definitely miss Tamron Hall on MSNBC and Today and TodayTake. I wish Tamron all the best and I know I will be watching her really soon on another network!!!!

  11. Oh well. She will be catapulted to superstardom now. That woman has what it takes for certain. She has icon potential.

  12. I would like to see her move on to TV ONE and team up with Roland Martin she is among the best in media in the top 3 come on home Tamron you’re always welcome and loved in DC fox and NBC I’m done MSNBC I like morning Joy and when they run her away I’ll be done with NBC and MSNBC
    Reguardless of where you go I support you and you will have my unwavering loyalty stay strong my fine sister

  13. I guess Sergio was right! He said NBC was planning to get rid of Tamron Hall way back in 2014 and they did! I’m going to miss her because she was a lot of fun! She can go over to PBS and fill the late Gwen Ifill’s spot!

  14. This appears biased! Did you not think this over?? She’s a great journalist and you have lost a loyal Today Show fan!

  15. Good Bye NBC and MSNBC. First you insult us with hiring Greta Von Fox, and next you throw the African American News personnel off the boat to make room for another from Fox. So, I’ll not watch your channel anymore.

  16. Huge mistake letting Tamron go. She has a good personality. Al going soon too. Good Bye!

    • I can’t believe how bad you have handed down Ms Tamara. I love her & I really will miss her. She’s beautiful & smart & very responsible & responsive. I will follow her wherever she goes.

  17. I used to enjoy watching the Today show. I have been hanging on by a thread after what NBC did to Ann Curry and now Tamron Hall. My husband has moved over to GMA and I will too as well as watching more of CNN. Thanks NBC & MSNBC for losing another customer.

  18. They dont need her anymore Obama is out of office.. They want to draw a Trump audience

  19. What a waste of talent, loved watching Tamron. And your replacing her with Megan (Whatever). Will not watch That’s disgusting what NBC has done. So Angry!! ??????????????????????????????

  20. Tampon twirl on your way out the do. I won’t be watching without you. Haul ass Al!

  21. Well now I just cant believe you all did this to Hall and Roker i will not be watching this station in the am no more !! Very hurt of your decision what is it get rid of African American staff one by one. She has so much class I Pray she never looks back and lands bigger and better she deserves it she anit no dime piece..

  22. Best of luck to you T. Hall. Someone will snatch you up and make you more of a superstar than you are now. Bad move NBC…??? No more Today show for me. Over to the GMA team I go!!

    • Yes, I agree that this probably does have something to do with demographics and audience since Obama is out of office but I think NBC forgot something. No matter what, the majority of the population in America is “minority/colored,” not white. They can take away the jobs from blacks all they want but in the end, who pays to watch these journalists? The REAL majority! Remember corporations, it’s about the almighty dollar!

  23. I alway looked forward to seeing what Stanton was wearing. She was beautiful and she wore the clothes well. She was a team player. You guys should have given her a good contract.

  24. Looks like I won’t be watching NBC any more. No Tamron, no me. NBC you just lost another viewer!

  25. Well I won’t be watching anymore either. I especially won’t be watching Fox alumni ANYWHERE or ANYTIME on NBC. You are paying way too much for Kelly. She is not worth near as much as Tamaron was. Hope Tamaron can go to a station that will appreciate her! Where ever she goes I will be watching her, not NBC.

  26. SHAME!!! Why her? Mat, Tamron, and Al helped build NBC/MSNBC to where it is today. I pray that God blesses her BETTER than what you did. We will find you and continue to support you!!???

  27. Goodbye NBC, Fox/Fake News wannabe???????? Want ever watch another show on NBC!

  28. Tamron should be a headliner anyway with her own name on her own show. Not some 2nd hour of a crappy show. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

    • I agree! That was a horrendous slot and show for her. I’m sure she will land well and better!

  29. I think Tamron’s talents were wasted on the today show but was impressed with her on MSNBC, so I’m sorry to see her departure. Can’t stand Greta van Susterin, I’ve been watching MSNBC a lot lately, but font see how she got the job. Nothing appealing about her, and not a great fan of Rachel Maddox’s style either.

  30. Ms Hall you will be truly missed. I pray that you are well in whatever comes your way. I will no longer be watching NBC.

  31. What is NBC thinking? Do you really think she is credible after she remained at Fox all those years and remained silent as she allowed a colleague to report the sexual abuse to which that she had also been subjected. I admire and respect Tamron Hall for her insight, credibility and journalistic integrity. These qualities are sadly absent in Kelly. Get rid of Joe and Mika, that news program is awful!!!

  32. She definitely added a much needed flair to the show coupled with her style, good looks and professionalism. Certain people can’t be replaced and to think anyone from Fox can simply baffles me. My houseld will move on as well, Al will be next or should be!

  33. NBC should be ashamed. No more Today Show for me. I wish Tamron all the best wherever she lands. (TVOne? OWN? MPT? Any network would be lucky to get her.)

  34. I think you have made a mistake by letting Tamron go she is the reason I watch 9 am show I want be watching it any more.

  35. I still watched NBC even after the Anne Curry debacle and the giving of the morning anchor slot to Savanah Guthrie, who did not deserve it. This will probably be it for me and morning NBC – not only with Tamron’s leaving but I refuse to watch anything featuring Megan Kelly. In all truth, Tamron’s and Al’s show was horrible! Love them both, but not on that show. Tamron especially became very silly and goofy acting. She needs to stick with “serious” journalism. I have barely watched of late. How Kathie Lee Gifford has remained on air is as much of a mystery as Kelly Ripa! Hoda Kotb deserves better as well. With all due respect, Matt Lauer is not worth $25 million! I read somewhere he drives heavily who goes and who stays! The salary discrepancies are despicable. Guess it’s time to look for a new morning show! Lester Holt is getting to be the only great thing left on NBC news!

  36. I was a loyal NBC fan for as long as I can remember, (I’m 63), but now, I’m out! I guess NBC is trying to make “NBC great again” as the mandate of a certain person who will remain nameless, says. I’m very disappointed with you NBC….smh!

  37. Lets get Rid of all diversity on the Today show. Natalie is gone, now Tamron. Hoda be careful. I’m not watching Kelly. You might as well bring Billy bush.

  38. I hope no one watches Kelly’s show and it gets low ratings to result in cancellation. Hall did not deserve this treatm÷nt.

  39. I’ve noticed that MSNBC has started to add news show host who use to be on Fox. There was a time when I watched MSNBC 90% of the time but it seems they’re beginning to go more conservative and as a consequence, I barely watch the station anymore. I watch CNN or my local stations more now. Remember when Al Sharpton was on five days a week? Now I think he’s on only on weekends if that. Looks like the guy who’s in the White House is winning them over.

  40. A “gem” leaving, can’t imagine what the the networks will be without you. Will truly miss the joy, life & professionalism you brought to those networks. Wherever you land, you’ll be great and I’ll be watching.

  41. We have been loyal fans of the Today show for 30+ years. As of today I will never watch it again. I wish Tamron Hall the very best. You are an outstanding journalist with so much to offer. God blessed you on your new journey. When one closes another one opens.

  42. This is such a messy rearranging. I guess you needed make America Great Again’s friend he fought with during campaign season. I loved your professionalism Tamron ever since Fox Chicago, many moons ago. Kelly comes across as a glass Barbie whose more concerned with her version of things than the viewers.

  43. I am not surprised that NBC made this move. Look at its history. I am glad it is so easy to stop watching with a flip of the switch. See you later National Backwards Company

  44. Good-bye T. Hall — loved your energy. Lester is my man!! Can not watch Joe & Mika anymore due to their smoozing with the Donald. Wake up NBC/MSNBC.

  45. NBC is making a big mistake. Willie Geist left, now Tamron Hall. Your ratings will never be the same. You are letting go of the people who made watching morning news great for Megan Kelly. So Sad

  46. I watched CNN for years then switched to MSNBC. Will not watch NBC or MSNBC anymore. Going back to CNN and Roland Martin.

  47. We will not be watching NBC News or the Today show in the future. How many viewers do you have to lose before you realize MK is a terrible mistake!!!

  48. NBC, I will not be watching the morning news with you. I love Tamron. Seems to me Character and Integrity doesn’t matter to you. It matters to me. Tamron, good always conquer evil!!! ????

  49. I am so sorry to see Hall’s departure from NBC. NBC wants to drink the Trump Juice and partner up with racist Fox news. It is best for Hall to detach herself from them and move on. God bless her on her journey. NBC BYE your morning 4 hours is whack as hell. good morning America here I come. You are next Al Roper, keep your nose clean

  50. Feeling as if my faith in there being fairness at NBC has been taken for grant ! I feel extremely let down so I will be taking my faith elsewhere. Sad day, …, sad times, …,

    Wake Up – Stay Woke / I will !!!

  51. Wow.. another gone. I am very frustrated with msnbc.. sharpton moved .. one hour early sunday morning, melissa perry gone, al roker time reduced, tamron hall gone… i use to watch msnbc during the week from 6-10 but now i watch only rachel and lawrence. It seems this station is far less diverse and continues to eliminate minorities.. i really dont care gor cnn.. truly lookin for a new news source. Msnbc very disappointing?

  52. What an outstanding news personality she is and will continue to be, if that’s what she wants to do. Truly she was the spark in a very dead lineup. I’ve watched NBC for more than twenty years. The camera lens loved Tamaron Hall, she was an amazing icon to the African American community and others. Where ever she lands I will continue to support her career as a journalist. Kudos for having the courage to blaze your own trail.

  53. Welp. Looks like Roland Martin will be my only television news source. Hopefully Tamron will join him and they’ll extend the show out, and possibly turn it into a full on Today show rival for us.

  54. TV is a $$$$ business…..and Producers & Corporate Executives still do not
    know how to deal w/black talent.
    Luv “AM Joy”, but her days may be numbered

  55. NBC-and for some people your so-call pres=equals=Lucifer ways of making american great again!!!!

  56. It was a big mistake, in my mind, to let Tamron Hall go. She was one of the best, for sure. You have many that should retire. Meagan Kelley was right to leave Fox news, but not to replace anyone. She can work her way up from the bottom, too.

  57. Tamron was the best thing TODAY 4 hours had going for it other than Hoda. I have been a devoted and I do mean devoted Today show watcher since college yikes 30 years! I never swayed even with the Anne Currie horrid treatment I stayed and swayed all my friends to it but just as I swayed them to watch they now don’t along with me. Friday was it! I love love love Jenna Bush but jump Jena they show no loyalty nor reality for their audiences preferences. Kick Willie off for Billy Bush of all people????? It was egg on NBC though I’m sure Willie was secretly laughing…..Tamron is worth three Savannah’s and ten KLG and 15 Megan’s. NBC get ready to suck up and lose mega ratings you have really gone nuts lately. GMA here I come as well as a slew of friends. NBC just admit you need to eat crow!!!!!!!

  58. Oh sorry a few more things now I really spilling my views, Tamron your fashion Rocks on top of being super intelligent and could cover fluff cooking spots on today as well as hard news. Love love you Tamron you are one classy Southern lady and represented us proud.

  59. I agree with all of the above especially
    the comment about morning Joe he talks
    too much and knows everything. Why don’t he just run for something instead of running his mouth ALL THE TIME. DONE,
    DONE with them also.
    Tamron will be fine because she has that
    GIFT…And I surly won’t be watching THE TODAY SHOW with A RACIST…

  60. All the networks have gone all RightWing. Stands to reason Their all owned, operated an controlled by 6 Rich, Right Wing Bigots, who believe anyone who does not look like them is a problem Tamron is the 6th Black host they have trashed Even worst is their ratings were good No matter how bad the White host do As long as their RW They keep their shows The bar continues to move for us Especially when your good

  61. I am retired and watch a lot of T.V. but will no longer watch the Today Show.

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