For 10 years, Tamron Hall has been with MSNBC and NBC. She will be leaving the network after her show “Today’s Take” got cancelled to make room for Megyn Kelly. And many are not happy, going as far as accusing the network of “white washing.”
Hall, “Today’s” first black female anchor was not happy about getting the boot. NBC staffers have been buzzing since they found out the news in a company-wide email:
“Tamron doesn’t know Megyn, but of course it’s insulting. Her show was beating Kelly Ripa and ‘Nightly News’ would rate well when she would fill in for Lester Holt. It was a very tense few days for everyone. There was a lot of crying.”
Hall’s co-host Al Roker will continue on ‘Today’ and said:
“I’ve been part of the ‘Today’ family for over 20 years, and will be for many years to come. I enjoy hosting the 9 a.m., and while there’s some disappointment, it’s been a lot of fun and change is part of the business.
In an official statement, NBC announced:
“Tamron Hall will be leaving NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expires this month. Yesterday was her last day as an anchor on both networks. 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.”
As a farewell statement, Hall explained:
“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.”
Many on the left argue that Hall, whose ratings were good, is just being pushed out because of her race.
Fans of Hall didn’t take lightly to the news of her departure and offered their thoughts on Twitter:
— T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) February 1, 2017
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) February 2, 2017