'Today' Loses Longtime Anchor to Make Room for Megyn Kelly

'Today' Loses Longtime Anchor to Make Room for Megyn Kelly
Tamron Hall will leave her NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expires at the end of this month but has already made her last on-air appearance, the network announced on Wednesday.

“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. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you.”

Hall’s last day on air for the networks was Tuesday. Al Roker will continue to co-host “Today” during the 9 a.m. hour until a new morning lineup begins in the Fall of 2017, which is excepted to feature at least an hour of a new format hosted by Megyn Kelly. ​“Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at ‘Today’ and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay,” NBC said in a statement. “We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best.”

Hall joined MSNBC and NBC in 2007, landing on the “Today” show in 2014. She earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for a story that aired on NBC News, and an Emmy in 2010 as a member of NBC News’ live inauguration coverage.

It has been widely speculated that Roker and Hall were being pushed out to make room for Kelly, who recently left Fox News to join NBC.
 Source: The Wrap

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