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These days Tamron Hall hosts MSNBC’s NewsNation, and appears on NBC’s Today as a frequent host, but beginning Sunday she takes on another task, as the face of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall.
The 13-episode series which airs on Investigation Discovery, features Hall along with a team of correspondents who have extensive knowledge of law enforcement. Deadline includes insight from detectives, prosecutors and psychological profilers as well as criminals and their victims who reveal what caused people to turn to crime and whether justice was ultimately served.
“I think the show is consistent with a lot of what you see on Discovery (ID), and they are just intrigued and really pulled in by real life drama and real life crime,” Hall said in an interview with theGrio.
Hall’s older sister was murdered in 2004 in a case that is still officially unsolved. She confessed some of the stories she covers on Deadline: Crime show, hit close to home.
“My sister’s death was ruled a homicide,” Hall said. “Blunt force trauma to the back of the head. No one was ever charged in her homicide or in her murder and no suspect was named. My sister’s case has led me to focus a lot of my attention on domestic violence. We don’t know what happened in her case, what I do know is that she was found in a swimming pool in the back of her home, face down, and it was ruled a homicide. My journey to speak out on domestic violence was based on conversations that I had with my sister.”
Hall also weighed in on whether or not she thinks our nation’s current criminal justice system is fair.
“I interviewed a man 10 years ago, who spent twenty five years behind bars on death row for a crime that he did not commit. He had the mental capacity of a five year old. I interviewed him the day he was released. I can only tell you based on that life changing experience of interviewing this man… something is not fair. I’m not saying that that applies to all cases, but if 1 man can spend 25 years behind bars on death row for something that he did not do, I would be remised to say that it is a fair system.”
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall debuts Sunday at 9/8C.