Tamron Hall to Host Daytime Talk Show Following 'Today' Ouster

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 13, 2017

Tamron Hall is making a new bid to return to daily TV after leaving NBC News in February.

Tamron Hall is coming back to daytime television, with a daytime talk show announced on Wednesday for Weinstein Television.

The now untitled talk show, which will be shot in front of a live audience, will feature a blend of current events, human-interest stories and in-depth celebrity and newsmaker interviews. Weinstein said the program "will fill the current void in daytime for viewers looking for a blend of heart, humor and information".

In addition to the daytime show, The Weinstein Company and Hall will collaborate on the development of additional non-scripted programming, utilizing Hall's experience in hard journalism, human-interest stories, and entertainment content.

"I've been working towards developing a talk show for a long time, but needed to make sure I did it the right way and with the right person to take the lead", said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, in a prepared statement. "Tamron is far and away that person", Harvey Weinstein continued.

"She's an exceptionally talented journalist whose interviews masterfully walk the line between entertainment and hard hitting", he said. "We couldn't be more thrilled to begin this new venture with her".

The project comes almost six months after Hall's departure from Today, where she had co-anchored the morning show's 9 a.m. hour for three years, in addition to hosting her own daily MSNBC show, MSNBC Live With Tamron Hall.

Kelly made headlines right after the New Year, when she announced her plans to leave Fox News when her contract expired to join NBC.

At the time, Hall's abrupt departure was met with backlash, most notably from the National Association of Black Journalists, which accused NBC of "whitewashing". Hall was with the network for 10 years. "I'm also very excited about the next chapter. I never imagined that I would be on the Today show", she added.

In May, Hall signed with WME, who represented her in the Weinstein Television deal along with attorney Bianca Levin of Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown. That show is slated to launch in late September. Two other prominent Today talents, Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira, both saw their daytime series axed after two seasons.

This will be Weinstein Television's first foray into daytime television, and while Hall is set to co-create and executive-produce, a network is not yet attached to the project.

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