Veteran journalist Tamron Hall has found a deserving platform at ABC as the host of an upcoming daytime talk show.
According to Deadline, Hall’s development holding agreement will fall under the Disney/ABC umbrella. The talk show will also be apart of the syndication marketplace. Hall is the current host of Investigation Discovery’s Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall since 2013 and previously co-hosted TODAY.
“I’m so thrilled to partner with Disney/ABC to create a daytime television show that’s unconventional, fun, intimate and sometimes even raw,” Hall said in a statement Wednesday (Aug 8) . “My new partners appreciate and respect the relationship I’ve built with my audience and know that if we create television worth watching, they’ll join us for the ride. I’m so grateful and excited for this next chapter. The landing makes the leap of faith so worth it.”
Hall’s credible career kicked off long before her days at TODAY. The Texas native spent 10 years at Chicago’s WFLD, where she floated along the newsroom as a general assignment and consumer reporter. She transitioned into an anchor with the three-hour program, Fox News in the Morning. In 2007, she became a staple at MSNBC. She’s one of the few journalists who spoke with then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama just before his candidacy for president. She also scored an Emmy for the NBC News special, The Inauguration of Barack Obama.
Her close friendship with the late singer Prince also gave her brownie points as she became the muse for his single art, “If I Could Get Ur Attention.”
Hall’s plan for daytime TV was in the making last year with Harvey Weinstein’s television company but was canned after allegations of sexual misconduct came to light.
“It’s a woman’s worst nightmare to be in a situation where you believe someone more powerful has control over your life,” Hall told HuffPo at the time. “I immediately thought about the women who have suffered in silence and were paralyzed by fear; fear that I’ve seen with domestic violence survivors; fear that I’ve seen when I interviewed women who were raped on their college campuses.”
It isn’t known what Hall’s show will detail, but it marks one of the few times a woman of color has hosted a daytime talk show.
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