At a Television Critics Association panel Thursday morning, MSNBC’s Tamron Hall opened up about her sister’s murder while facing an insensitive question from a reporter.
Details: Tamron just detailed the murder of her sister and a journalist responded “that’s all nice but can you answer my question”
— AJ Marechal (@Variety_AJM) January 9, 2014
“One of the reasons I wanted to do Deadline Crime is to show compassion,” Hall tells TVNewser about hosting the Investigation Discovery show.
“Victims and survivors deserve more than a person seeking a headline. My colleague Alicia K and all survivors and victims of violence deserve respect. We are journalist’s not headline hunters. I am grateful that as a reporter and as an anchor people have allowed me to share their stories.
The Wrap reports Hall revealed for the first time domestic abuse prior to the murder, and wishing she would have acted.
One day, Hall told the TCA audience, she returned to her own home to discover her sister had been physically assaulted, and the person who did it was still there. Hall kicked that person out.
But the next day, her sister had invited that person back, so Hall kicked them both out and didn’t talk to her sister for three months — a decision she regrets to this day.
“I should have hugged my sister, and I should have found help for her,” Hall said. ”We eventually fell back in love with each other, but the monster was still always there.”