After being away from our TVs for the last few months, you’ll be glad to know that Tamron Hall is returning to your screens soon enough with her own daytime talk show.
It was announced on Wednesday by Weinstein Television that they’re planning a talk show hosted by Hall, who most know as a former anchor for Today and MNSBC. She left both posts in February after it was announced that Megyn Kelly, formerly of Fox News, would be coming to Today and take over the 9 a.m. time slot Hall shared with beloved weatherman Al Roker. It created quite the controversy, and was seen by many, including the National Association of Black Journalists, as whitewashing. Hall was with the network for 10 years.
The 46-year-old’s new show, which has no title as of yet, will be a blend of current events and human interest stories with a side of interviews with celebrities and figures in the news. She is not only set to host, but is also co-creator of the series and will also hold the title of executive producer. And on top of that, she’s also been put in a position to work with The Weinstein Company to help create even more non-scripted programming for the future.
The Weinstein Company, known for being a celebrated film studio led by Bob and Harvey Weinstein (formerly of Miramax), issued a statement sharing their excitement over the chance to create something big with the popular TV personality and journalist.
“I’ve been working towards developing a talk show for a long time, but needed to make sure I did it the right way and with the right person to take the lead,” said co-chairman Harvey Weinstein. “Tamron is far and away that person. She’s an exceptionally talented journalist whose interviews masterfully walk the line between entertainment and hard hitting. We couldn’t be more thrilled to begin this new venture with her.”
Hall celebrated the great news on social media, saying she was grateful for the opportunity:
While she hosted events and public conversations with different well-known figures and continued to host the Discovery ID program Deadline: Crime, many wondered what her next move would be. But as Hall said in March at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Summit Salute, she wasn’t worried because jobs, including the lucrative one she had at Today, don’t define her.
“Some would call and say, ‘Oh my God, are you OK?’ And I was like, ‘What happened? Who died?’ and then there were other people who said, ‘What’s next?'” Hall said. “I don’t want a friend who calls me saying, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s a job. It doesn’t define me. It doesn’t determine what I do … how I treat people. I’m going to always look you in your face and say, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’ — and if you make me mad, a good cuss word — but in the end, a title can’t define you. When your card no longer says anything beneath it, but your name, are you still you? Can you still savor the victory — the moment that you were able to take that dream?”