Tamron Hall is leaving NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expires at the end of the month.
Hall anchored her shows yesterday, hugged some colleagues, we’re told, but gave no indication that she was leaving for good.
“The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful,” said Hall 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.”
“Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at TODAY and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay,” NBC News 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. Most recently she has anchored the 11 a.m. hour on MSNBC. She became part of the Today team in 2014 and was co-host of the third hour, Today’s Take. Last week, when it became clear that Megyn Kelly‘s move to NBC would mean the cancellation of Today’s Take, insiders began wondering how long Hall would remain with the network. Hall also filled in for Lester Holt on Nightly News, hosts Dateline Extra on MSNBC and anchors Deadline Crime on Investigation Discovery.
For MSNBC, Hall’s departure means the network will need to find a replacement for the 11 a.m. hour. This comes 6 weeks after another longtime MSNBC dayside anchor, Thomas Roberts, saw the cancellation of his 2 p.m. hour. Roberts remains with NBC. His contract runs through November.