Tamron Hall is returning to TV.
"I'm so thrilled to partner with Disney/ABC to create a daytime television show that's unconventional, fun, intimate and sometimes even raw", Hall said in a statement on Wednesday. A show could be ready in time for 2019. "My new partners appreciate and respect the relationship I've built with my audience and know that if we create television worth watching, they'll join us for the ride". I'm grateful and excited for this new chapter.
According to gossip site Page Six, her NBC departure was brought on by Megyn Kelly's addition to the schedule. "The landing makes the leap of faith worth it". She left NBC News after 10 years without so much as an on-air goodbye, after rumors began swirling that NBC was cutting her hour to make room for Megyn Kelly Today.
Hall, however, kept moving forward. She now hosts Investigation Discovery's Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall. In the summer of 2017 she reached a deal with Weinstein Television to develop a show that she would host and executive produce, but the deal was abandoned when disturbing sexual abuse accusations against the studio's head, Harvey Weinstein, became public.
ABC expressed that the move to hire Hall was a good one.
ABC Daytime Senior Vice President William Burton said that Hall's "wealth of experience and unique perspective is needed in today's daytime landscape".