On Wednesday, NBC announced that Tamron Hall would be leaving the network.
Just last week, it was announced that the third hour of the Today Show would be moved in favor of a new show hosted by Megyn Kelly. The third hour has long been hosted by Hall, and the move meant that she and Al Roker would no longer have their longstanding spots.
“Yesterday was her last day as an anchor on both networks,” NBC said in a statement. “Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at ‘Today’ and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay. We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best.”
Hall released a statement through NBC concerning her departure, saying, “The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful. 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.”
The announcement came out despite NBC officials saying that Hall would remain on with the network when the news spread of their decision to have Kelly in the third hour slot, or in the fourth hour slot with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb moving up one hour.