Tamron Hall is an African-American award-winning journalist. Tamron Hall partnered with Weinstein Television for a daily daytime talk show. She also hosted NewsNation. Likewise, she has hosted the third hour of the Today show, Today’s Take.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Tamron Hall was born in Luling, Texas, USA, on September 16, 1970. She is 49 years old and is under the birth sign, Virgo. She holds the American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
Tamron’s mother’s name is Mary Newton and her step father’s name is Clarence Newton Sr. Likewise, she also had a half-sister whose name is Renate. Sadly, Renate is no longer alive. As, in the year 2004, she was found murdered in her Houston home. And the case still remains unsolved. Since then, Tamron Hall has made it her mission to work with domestic violence groups alongside her nephews Damon and Leroy Moore.
Moreover, she grew up with her mother and stepfather. And, Tamron said in an interview, “I was born to a different father, but God brought in my stepfather who should be my dad”. Her stepfather had spent a major part of his adult life in the military and this imbibed her a sense of order and discipline and encouraged her to become a journalist.
Regarding Tamron’s educational background and qualification, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University. Other than this, the name of her school and high school is not available at the moment.
Career and Professional Life
Tamron Hall first worked at KBTX in Bryan, Texas, as a general assignment reporter. Then later moved to KTVT, where she spent four more years as a general assignment reporter. And then, from the year 1997 to 2007, she worked for WFLD-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Tamron held several positions, including general assignment reporter, consumer reporter, and host of a three-hour program, “Fox News in the Morning”.
As a former Chicago resident, Tamron Hall frequently reported on issues related to Chicago politics and covered many “breaking news” stories, also including one of the most devastating Amtrak accidents in Illinois. And in July 2007, she joined the national news network MSNBC and NBC News. She also landed on a one-on-one interview with Barack Obama before he announced his run for the presidency in the year 2008.
Then, at MSNBC, Tamron served as a general reporter and fill-in anchor. And, first achieving prominence as a substitute anchor for Keith Olbermann on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Then, she joined David Shuster as co-host of a two-hour program, The Big Picture. She also anchored as a substitute for Natalie Morales, and on the weekends as well.
Moreover, in February 2017, with her contract expiring within the month, NBC News and Tamron released a joint statement confirming her decision to depart from both NBC and MSNBC. Also, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists
More About Career…
In the year 2010, hosted NewsNation along with Tamron Hall. It also included high-profile interviews and coverage of U.S., global, and entertainment news. The show covered important American events, including a live television broadcast from Ground Zero in New York City after the death of Osama Bin Laden, the final space shuttle launch in 2011, and Hurricane Isaac in 2012.
She also encouraged viewers to express their opinions via social media on prominent, controversial news stories. Then, in July 2013, Investigation Discovery announced that Tamron would host “Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall”. Likewise, the weekly newsmagazine series features two crime occurrences per one-hour episode.
In each of the episodes, Tamron and her investigative team uncover details on why and how things happened within each case. Also, obtaining information from as many reputable sources as possible. Moreover, she dedicates the series to her older sister, whose death ruled a homicide in 2004 and remains unsolved.
On February 24, 2014, Tamron Hall premiered as co-anchor of Today’s Take. It was the Today Show’s third hour with Natalie Morales, Al Roker, and Willie Geist. The show also became the first African American woman to co-anchor today. Likewise, on the day she signed the deal, she wore the jacket of American singer and civil rights activist “Lena Horne”.
Then, in February 2017, after the network gave her Today co-hosting slot to Megyn Kelly, she opted out of her contract and decided to leave NBC rather than take a lesser role.
Tamron Hall (talk show)
In July 2017, it was announced that Tamron Hall and Harvey Weinstein were producing a daytime talk show that would be hosted and executively produced by Tamron. However, Tamron’s partnership experienced a setback when the Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal broke.
On August 8, 2018, Tamron entered a new agreement with Disney–ABC Domestic Television to produce and host a syndicated daytime talk show. It was picked up by ABC Owned Television Stations in late September 2018. Then, in December 2018, Hearst Television picked up the show for stations in 24 markets. Moreover, in January 2019, ABC Entertainment named Bill Geddie as executive producer for the show.
Tamron was originally expected to be carried on ABC owned-and-operated stations in most major markets. However, WLS-TV in Chicago ended up passing on the show since it did not have room on the schedule. Because the station airs a locally produced lifestyle program Windy City Live in the daytime. And, instead, Tamron Hall is carried in Chicago on CW affiliate WCIU-TV.
Furthermore, Tamron Hall was featured on a 2014 episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. There she and Bear Grylls hiked for two days in the Pink Cliffs of southwestern Utah. They also rappelled down several cliffs, cooked a squirrel over a fire, and hiked over rugged terrain. Moreover, she made a guest appearance as herself on General Hospital in September 2019.
Tamron Hall’s sister Renate was murdered, following bouts of domestic violence in the year 2004. Initially, officers informed Tamron’s family of their certainty of her attacker’s identity. However, as of this writing, that person has not been brought to justice yet.
During an interview at the Television Critics Association, Tamron described the horrific day when she received the call that her sister was found dead face down in her pool. She said there were many signals of domestic abuse that she realized at the time. However, she did not do anything to intervene, and she also partly blames herself for the death of her sister.
She even credited her personal experience with domestic violence for the drive to host Deadline: Crime. In a blog post published by Tamron Hall for “Today”, she wrote about the struggles of talking about her sister and her unsolved murder. Initially, she was afraid to speak out because she thought she would be exploiting the problem. That’s why she did not decide to take action until years later.
Then, in the year 2014, Today featured the “Shine A Light” campaign. In the campaign, the show’s anchors each picked a cause to support throughout that year. And Tamron chose to fight against domestic abuse, with the goal to create a PSA for schools and camps that would spread awareness of emotionally and physically abusive teenage relationships.
Moreover, Tamron Hall’s fundraising efforts raised over $40,000 and benefited Day One New York, which helps fight dating abuse.
An Emmy nomination for Tamron Hall’s consumer report segment, “The Bottom Line,” which first aired in the year 1999. Then in 2010, she won the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award from Temple University and is also an Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree. Moreover, in October 2010, Hall served as a reporter of the NBC News segment “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which also nominated for an Emmy.
Likewise, Emmy nomination for a segment called “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall” in the year 2011, and she won an Edward R. Murrow Award for her report on domestic abuse. in 2016. Tamron Hall featured in several major news publications, including Ebony, Forbes, People, and The Huffington Post as well. And she was the 2017 Honorary Muse in the Krewe of Muses parade during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Tamron Hall married to music executive, Steven Greener. They live in Harlem. Then, in March 2019, she revealed that she was expecting her first child. And then, on April 25, 2019, Tamron Hall announced she gave birth to a son and his name is Moses.
Focusing on her past relationship, there is no information available. She has done a pretty good job in keeping her past relation private as nobody actually knows about it. Or maybe she has never been in any romantic relationship in the past.
Tamron has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and her weight is 60 Kg. Her other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hip size are 38-27-37 inches respectively. Likewise, she has got black hair and black eyes.
Social Media and Net Worth
Tamron Hall is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She has garnered 904K followers on Instagram, 401.6K followers on Twitter, and 580K followers on Facebook. And she shares a lot of pictures and other stuff on her social accounts.
Talking about her earnings, she is a national correspondent and news anchor who has a net worth of $5 million. And her main income source is through her Journalist.