Longtime MSNBC news anchor Tamron Hall has joined the third hour of the Today Show on NBC. She is currently the host of her own shows, NewsNation, on MSNBC and Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on Investigation Discovery. She will continue to do both.
“We’re really excited to officially welcome Tamron into the ‘Today’ family,” said Don Nash, Executive Producer in a statement. “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”
The 43-year old Texas native is now the first African American woman to co-host on The Today Show.
In an exclusive interview with Essence.com, Hall says, “There’s a young lady who’s the first Black anchor in Utah. Someone sent me an article where she said that when she was a young girl she met me when I was co-anchor in Chicago and I inspired her. And now she’s the first Black anchor on a Utah TV station.”
Read more at Essence.com