Tamron Hall is leaving NBC as a direct result of the network’s decision to replace her and Al Roker on the third hour of The Today Show.
As Megyn Kelly enters NBC, the network has announced that the former Fox News host will displace the third hour, either taking it over herself or taking the fourth hour slot, with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb taking the third hour position if that is the case.
Following the loss of her Today position, Hall decided to leave the network, despite being offered multimillion dollar, multi-year contract to stay on. NBC executives asked her to stay on and host her cable show, but she turned them down.
“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,” the network announced along with the news of her departure.
Tuesday was Hall’s last day as a “Today” anchor, though Al Roker will continue to host the third hour as Kelly transitions into the network.
“The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful,” Hall said. “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.”