New details have emerged about Tamron Hall's reported next steps after parting ways with NBC and they point toward her taking her talents to Kelly Ripa's morning show, "Live with Kelly", which competes with "Today".
The fallout from the news left many shocked and disappointed, including top brass at the network.
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News anchor Tamron Hall is leaving NBC and MSNBC, the first casualty of the network's poor decision to sign Megyn Kelly away from Fox News Channel.
Only a couple weeks ago, things seemed to be going extremely well for Hall. Us Weekly reports that Hall was told "minutes before going on air Friday that she and Al [Roker] were being taken off the show for Megyn Kelly".
In fact, she's being encouraged to take on co-hosting duties on ABC's "Live with Kelly", according to a Page Six report. It called the move "whitewashing" by replacing the two talented co-hosts with Megyn Kelly.
'We really didn't set a time frame for ourselves.
"The idea that she could have been at all surprised rings totally false", the insider said. "The staff is hurt and bewildered and thinks, once again, Tamron has put herself above the team".
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"He was encouraging her to join Kelly", the witness told the publication.
"I guess when you know what's real and you know what isn't, who cares, right?"
The association blasted NBC, adding that Hall and Roker should be "praised, not punished" for the high ratings they earned the network. She hasn't commented on the rumors about her joining Kelly Ripa on Live.
I hope she considers the move, and gives the show a name change. "Tamron's a woman of integrity", she continues, "and she's writing her own story".
"I'm gonna feed her wine until she passes out, OK?" "I was a nosy kid".
"Just a few days before all of this happened, she received an email [from an executive] congratulating the team for being No. 1", the source said.
Ripa has been left without a permanent co-host on ABC's Live With Kelly since former National Football League player Michael Strahan left the show to join Good Morning America on a full-time basis past year.