Megyn Kelly Is In, Tamron Hall Decides She's Out

Network says it wanted her to stay
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2017 2:57 AM CST
Today 's Tamron Hall Quits NBC After Kelly Hire
NBC "Today" host Tamron Hall at the 2016 L'Oreal Women of Worth Awards in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Today anchor Tamron Hall is quitting NBC and MSNBC amid the upheaval caused by the hiring of Megyn Kelly. Hall co-hosted Today's 9am hour with Al Roker, a slot that's now expected to be given to the former Fox News star. "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, per the Hollywood Reporter. Hall, who joined MSNBC in 2007 and still hosted an hour of news programming there each morning, had her last day at both networks on Tuesday.

"The last 10 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." According to the AP, NBC is considering either giving Today's 9am hour to Kelly or shifting Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to 9am and giving Kelly their 10am slot. The Reporter notes that Hall's Today exit follows those of Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and Billy Bush, who was fired in October after tape of a lewd conversation with Donald Trump in 2005 surfaced. (Fox has revealed Kelly's replacement.)

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