NABJ Wants to Meet with NBC Over Tamron Hall Departure

By Chris Ariens 

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The National Association of Black Journalists says it “is saddened by Tamron Hall‘s departure from NBC.” The largest organization for journalists of color is requesting a meeting with NBC leadership to continue a dialogue about all black journalists at NBC, both in front of and behind the camera.

“NBC has been a leader for diversity in broadcasting, but recent reports that Hall and Roker will be replaced by former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are being seen by industry professionals as whitewashing,” the NABJ said in a statement.

“NBC News has a long and proven history as an industry leader in newsroom diversity,” NBC says in a statement. “We will continue to engage in the running dialogue we’ve had for many years with the National Association of Black Journalists and other advocacy groups to advance those goals.”

Hall’s last day on air at NBC and MSNBC was Tuesday. Her contract runs through February.