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Tamron Hall has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The agency will work with Hall on strategic opportunities involving TV and digital content, as well as speaking engagements and brand partnerships, among other areas.
The news comes exactly three months after Hall exited NBC’s Today. 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.
Hall’s decision to leave NBC News, where she had worked for the past decade, came at the end of her contract. However, it also coincided with the news that former Fox News star Megyn Kelly would be taking over one hour of the Today‘s four-hour block as part of her deal with NBC. While it had previously been unclear if Kelly would inherit the 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. hour, NBC News confirmed Monday that Kelly will indeed be taking over Hall’s old stomping grounds.
Hall’s abrupt departure was met with backlash, most notably from the National Association of Black Journalists, which accused NBC of “whitewashing.”
Speaking with THR last month, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim said that the network had made Hall a “significant” offer to stay. “I very much hoped that Tamron would remain with NBC News,” he said. “We made her an offer that I think reflected our strong desire that she be part of our family moving forward, that would have given her a very prominent and substantive role here at the network. We were obviously disappointed that she chose to pursue her future elsewhere, and we wish her only the best.”
Hall continues to host two programs for Investigation Discovery, Deadline: Crime and Tamron Hall Investigates. Her most recent one-hour special, Sexual Assault in College: Tamron Hall Investigates, premiered Sunday on the cable network.
Hall also continues to be an activist against domestic abuse. She recently launched The Tamron Heart Renate Fund, a partnership with Safe Horizon, America’s leading victim assistance organization to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. The Fund honors the memory of Hall’s sister by helping victims find the support they need.
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