Al Roker Addresses Tamron Hall's NBC Exit, Wishes Her "Nothing But the Best"
Her co-host on the 9 a.m. hour of the 'Today' show shared kind words on Thursday.
NBC announced Wednesday that Tamron Hall had left its news division and MSNBC, saying that her last day on Today was Tuesday.
The timing of the announcement meant that Hall wasn't able to say goodbye to fans on the air, but Al Roker, who served as Hall's co-host on the 9 a.m. hour, took some time on Thursday's edition of the NBC morning show to comment on Hall's departure and wish her the best.
"You may have heard by now our good friend Tamron Hall has decided to leave NBC News. Personally, Tamron has not just been a co-host … for the past few years but a good friend, not just to me but to all of us here," Roker said. "And we want to wish her nothing but the best, much continued success, and we cannot wait to see what her next chapter is."
Weekend Today co-host Sheinelle Jones, joining Roker and guest co-host Dean Cain on Thursday's 9 a.m. hour, added, "She's gonna rock it, no matter what she does."
Hall, whose contract expired this month, left less than a week after it emerged that NBC is planning to rework the 9 a.m. hour of the Today show to accommodate new hire Megyn Kelly, giving her one of the hours in the NBC morning show's four-hour programming block.
It's unknown whether Kelly's hour will be at 9 a.m. or if 10 a.m. co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will move their hour of Today up an hour giving Kelly the 10 a.m. spot.
NBC News said Roker would continue to co-host the 9 a.m. hour of Today until the new morning lineup begins in the fall.