Tamron Hall anchors “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall,” which airs weekdays from 11am-noon ET on MSNBC and is a co-host of the third hour of NBC News’ “TODAY.”
In addition to her role at MSNBC, Hall is co-host for the third hour of NBC News’ “TODAY” show called “TODAY’S Take”. She has also hosted several special reports for MSNBC and NBC News, including “Making the Grade,” “Debating the Black Agenda,” several “Dateline” and “Rock Center” pieces, the 2012 London Olympics and “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011. Hall also served as correspondent of the NBC News special “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage in October 2010. An award-winning journalist, she was part of the NBC News team to receive a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting: Hard News in Network Television for her segment on domestic abuse as part of TODAY’s “Shine A Light” series.
Since September 2013, Hall has also been the host of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery. The series, now in its third season, takes an in-depth look at the crimes that shocked the nation.
Prior to joining MSNBC in July 2007, Hall spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago, where she held a number of positions including general assignment reporter, consumer reporter and host of the three-hour “Fox News in the Morning” program. She also anchored the weekday mornings and served as a noon anchor. While at WFLD, Tamron covered several breaking news stories including one of Amtrak’s most devastating accidents in Illinois, and she secured a one-on-one interview with Sen. Barack Obama shortly before he announced his run for the presidency. Hall was nominated for an Emmy for her consumer report segment, “The Bottom Line,” which she launched in 1999. Before joining WFLD, Hall spent four years as a general assignment reporter at KTVT in Dallas. She began her broadcasting career at KBTX in Bryan, Texas, as a general assignment reporter.
Hall was the recipient of Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010 and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees the University. She is involved with several charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness and illiteracy, as well as others that fight domestic abuse. She has been recognized by Day One, a New York-based advocacy group for victims of domestic violence, for her work and support of their efforts. Hall wrote a personal account of her sister’s death for theGrio.com in 2010, which garnered praise from several outlets for its honesty and attention to the often-overlooked issue of domestic and dating violence. In addition, Hall is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Also, Hall has been featured in several major publications and media outlets, including Ebony Magazine, Forbes, Uptown Magazine, Huffington Post, AOL Black Voices, Women’s Health, Marie Claire and others.
Hall is a native of Luling, Texas, and she holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University.