WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2014) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Tamron Hall on being named as co-host of the third hour of "The Today Show," NBC News' flagship morning program.
Hall whose appointment is effective immediately has been a substitute anchor and news reader on both the weekday and weekend editions of "The Today Show."
She is also the anchor of "NewsNation with Tamron Hall" a daily news program which airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on MSNBC on cable. She is also the host of "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall" a weekly investigative news magazine, which airs on Discovery ID.
A 1992 graduate of Temple University, Hall began her career at KBTX in Bryan, Texas. She went on to report at KTVT in Dallas, before anchoring morning and midday newscasts at WFLD-TV in Chicago. Hall joined MSNBC and NBC News in 2007.
"Tamron is a hardworking and dependable journalist whose versatility has allowed her to shine at every level," said NABJ President Bob Butler. "NABJ is proud that Tamron has achieved such an important milestone becoming one of the few African American network news anchors in the morning or at night." NABJ wishes Ms. Hall much success in her new role.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.