Tamron Hall, who was ousted from her popular perch as a host of NBC’s “Today” last year to make room for Megyn Kelly, is developing a new daytime talk show for the syndication marketplace with Disney-owned rival ABC, the company announced in a press release Wednesday.
“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,” said Hall in a statement. “I’m so grateful and excited for this next chapter. The landing makes the leap of faith so worth it!”
Since 2013, Hall has been hosting “Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery. The show is now in its fifth season.
“Tamron’s wealth of experience and unique perspective is needed in today’s daytime landscape,” said William Burton, senior vice president, ABC Daytime. “We look forward to developing a daily destination showcasing her spirit, boundless enthusiasm and powerful ability to engage with viewers.”
Hall teased the news in a Tuesday Instagram post promising that something new was coming for her soon.
In February 2017, NBC executives informed Hall and the “Today” staff that the 9 a.m. hour Hall co-hosted with Al Roker was being canceled to make room for a new program led by NBC’s pricey new hire, former Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
The popular newswoman and personality was also released duties at sister network MSNBC.