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Tamron Hall In Talks To Become “The Today Show” Third Hour Co-Host

Tamron Hall In Talks To Become "The Today Show" Third Hour Co-Host

So here's a lesson on how cutthroat the television business is. As you know, Ann Curry, the 15 year veteran of The Today Show and the program's official co-host with Matt Lauer since June 2011, got a shiv in the back by NBC this week.

Officially because of slumping ratings (though the show is still No.1 in the mornings), Curry was dumped as co-host and given the job as an international roving correspondent for NBC News.

Anyone who saw her tearful and emotional farewell speech Thursday knows how devastated she was by the turn of events, and still in a fog about how everything went so wrong so fast. (And she also knows how to respond if you check her body language HERE when she gets a kiss from Lauer)

Of course the slump in the ratings could have in no way been Lauer's fault. In the network's eyes nothing is ever his fault. He could burn down Rockfeller Center and they'll blame Al Roker.

But for weeks, the talk was that the real reason why Curry was removed was because Lauer simply didn't like her. News reports said that, behind the scenes, when Lauer negotiated his new contract with NBC for the Today Show this spring (bumping his yearly salary from $17 million a year to $25 million a year) one absolute provision was that Curry would be replaced.

In Curry's place as co-host for the all important 7-9AM slot will be Savannah Guthrie who's been called "blander than oatmeal", but who, no doubt, is the right person to perform her basic requirements for the job. That is, to always smile, look at Lauer in awe and nod approvingly at whatever he says.

Guthrie previously co-hosted the 9AM third hour of Today with Roker. But now that she's been officially moved up, who will take her place?

Well, according to sources, that someone is MSNBC's Tamron Hall, who also occasionally appears on the Today Show as a substitute news anchor, and who's come a long way from her early days as a local Fox anchor in Chicago.

Reports are that she is currently in negotiations with the network to become the co-host of the 9AM slot with Roker, and she will also continue doing her daily afternoon MSNBC show NewsNation.

But the great thing about doing the Today Show gig is that she'll be working with Roker and not have to worry about getting on Lauer's bad side.

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Barbara Vascukynas

Tamron Hall has a very rude attitude. I don’t care for her at all. I don’t watch the Today Show news because of Matt Lauer and his "holier than thou" attitude.


Ms. Tamron is so beautiful!

James Haupt

What happened to WILLARD SCOTT and his 100
year birthday wishes. Did he retire, or did

Smuckers pull out ?

Annetta fletcher

I think that Matt Lauer is the one that needs to go from the Today show. He need to know that what go around come back around. So get reay buddy!!’

Big Danny Burns

Bullshit, Hall is just a stopgap to get the Eagle, Ray Dillon on Dillon Knows Best!


I cannot believe that the Today Show keeps this person around. She regularly makes racist, sexist and insensitive remarks about guests, co-anchors and people of topic. The tension at the desk is palpable, it seems none of her piers are fond of her. They verbally jab at each other constantly. If this type of behavior was coming from any of the other hosts, they would be gotten rid of. It’s a shame the network does not see that this person, because of her race and gender, feels she is above the social accepted norms of etiquette. She has no business being on television. It is hard to watch her, despite her good looks.

Pay Norton

Tamron has been missing a lot lately and that smile and confidence has disappeared from her usually bubbly persona. What’s going on at NBC? Plus they now have another black lady hosting?

B Miller

Get rid of Matt and I will come back.

Becky Lockwood

I knew right away that Ann Curry was not a good fit for the today show. Ann Curry is a serious personality I look at her new position as a promotion!!! She is an expert as a meaningful reporter. She has a heart for people and not suited for the fluff and fooling around that is connected to the today show. I highly respect Ann Curry and am happy she is doing what she is made for. I also love Savannah, she is funny and yet a good interviewer! Tameron is a gorgeous lady who can do serious pieces when necessary but also acts like a 7th. grader a lot. Thank you for the opportunity to share my feelings.

Jan izzo

I watched the " Today Show" until Ann Curry left the show. Matt is my least
favorite. Tamara Hall is very down
to earth & I watch her on ID Discovery. I wait until last portion of
show – watch Hoda & Kathy Lee , love Hoda’s favorite song sing along!

One Consumer

Tamron Hall should not have blurted out her personal opinion when the new Taylor Swift video was featured this morning, she was referred to as ‘The Queen", then Tamron said ".. Queen "B" is the REAL queen!" as she snapped her fingers & did her wiggle-squiggle dance in her chair


After 25 years because if Tamron Hall I have left the Today show– she is the worst thing to happen to serious TV


ann curry drops the ball daily when on today show! Also she dresses horrible for a morning show anchor! Also, why would u come on camera with a greasy face … She looks like a girl getting ready for some sort of makeup on or off her greasy face! Look stop crying Ann curry & followers… The network wants a young All American mom! Like Savannah, like Meridith !! Not some oriental cardboard bright color dress wearing anchor with a greasy face who’s not in touch with Americans! It’s not hard to figure out why she got the BOOT/CANNED/ FIRED! And most of all Snn Currys interviews were LAME!! They all had that same Un-edgy typical tone! She was Bad as a morning News Anchor!! So stop trying to blame Laurer!! How do u know what his contract reads?
All Americans want to see a beautiful Sexy lady in the morning with class and knows how to make it look like fun… Not a job! Bye bye AnnCurry


Tamrom Hall is in the top four most annoying people on tv. right up there with Rachael Ray, Kathy Lee, and and Kelly Ripa. I change the channel whenever she is on.


Glad to see I am not alone in my opinions about Tamron and Jenna Bush. I am so tired of Tamron's cutesy dancing around in her "look at me" wardrobe, obnoxious giggling/chatter and trying to be the center of attention that I am ready to give up on watching Today. I think Jenna Bush and Tamron both come across as insecure and trying to take over and talk over the other hosts as well as guests. Sick of both of them. Neither are a good fit. I think both could take a lesson from Natalie on professionalism. Also, who cares if Tamron is married or not….apparently she does since she is defensive about it. I personally could care less. She is beautiful but is just not someone I cannot waste time watching.


Everyone needs to responsible for the energy the bring to their workplace. It is tough to watch Tamara on the Today for several weeks. She seems more focused on talking to get air time than being relatable to viewers. I change to channel rather that watching her because comes across as narcissistic, immature & defensive when the other hosts tip toe around her me me me comments.
She is not a good fit and seems to be struggling with poise when she interacts with others.

    Queen bee

    Tamron Hall is the worst anchor for Today Show she really sucks if they hired her over Natalie Morales I know a lot of people will stop watching can’t stand to see her like to smack her right out of that chair
    And her holier-than-thou attitude makes her very ugly

Today Show loyal fan

Loved Tamara in the beginning as she was so fresh, happy, and upbeat. Lately she gets so focused on her agenda that it is uncomfortable to watch the program as Al and Willie try to make her opinions on "whatever" flow better. Her style is more suited for programs like "The View" instead of a more upbeat segment of the Today show. Her opinions are valid and a valuable insight on things in her life that mean something, but stopping Willie and/or Matt/and or Al in the middle of an attempt to lighten things up with her comments like, "let me finish" , "you are not letting me finish", are not much fun to watch and a a little uncomfortable for me (on their behalf). She needs to tone down her "stand" on her life style choices and go with the flow of the program, which we enjoyed before she stopped others from "interrupting" her from stating her opinion on any given subject. (valid in hers, but not in every viewers opinion)


She makes me change the channel. The co-hosts clearly get embarrassed by her comments. She has her upsides…she CAN connect when news, or serious…but when there's open conversation, she doesn't know how/when to stop. It's painful to watch Matt, Al & Willie try to move forward after she speaks.


Tamron needs to go. She is a poor replacement for Curry and I was not fond of her either. Both annoying. Tamron goes overboard with her emotions, interrupts people, can't read Q cards and should not be in the Orange room, period!


Simply said, Tamron Hall needs to go! Can't even read her Q cards correctly. Very annoying!!


Does Tamron paint on her clothing? Or is it just a "look at me,me,me"….wonder if she realizes half the folks who watch the show aren t male
Can t stand her and have a hard time watching the show. Replace her please.


Tamron Hall brings a refreshing perspective in her broadcasting experienceand personality. Stop hating pale females…because your not as beautiful as she .


ABC had it Going on till Sam and Josh left and the show spiraled into Oblivion uhaveissues
has it nailed the Hater Trolls have a nonfunctional life and feel a need trash good people. Get
out of your mothers bath, robe put out your cigarette, turn on the lights, shut down your computer and get a job….


I love the Today show but, lately watching the new Anchor Tamron Hall is hard to watch! I'm not sure if she is just socially awkward or just plain out of it! It's hard to watch she seems uncomfortable up there! Hope this morning show gets better!!


Today was awful. Tamron Natalie and Jenna talked over each other making the show impossible to watch.
Thank you Al for asking them to stop.


It seems very clear to me that women are nasty mean bitches with ZERO respect for each other. Gross and Disgusting!!!!


I was out having a late lunch at a restaurant on Irving Place. Ten minutes before we where ready to leave walks in Tamron Hall. She walks to the back of the restaurant and hides in a corner with a glass of rose and a new rolex watch and her cell phone.
We where the only people in the restaurant beside the folks that work there. I would have never guessed that she was such a stand off bitch.
Started watching NBC about a year ago because I hate Lara Spencer and Kelly Ripa show.
I think you lost a viewer. I hate when people think they are better then anyone else. Clearly , she is not!
Funny thing is, We had no intention of bugging her. It truly was very awkward and it did not have to be. Good bye NBC!


Maybe Tee (Tamron) should stop defending her behavior and take the criticism of the viewers. Learn from it and change. Stomping your feet like a baby and insisting you are great is well, classless. Oh! Right! You are. My bad. Stop going on review and comment boards and saying the same exact things. Kinda gives you away…

City Gal

Have to agree, Tamron Hall is pushing me to Good Morning America. She is silly and annoying, I guess right on par with Savannah Guthrie. Personally I like Natalie Morales, she's getting to be the only one of the ladies with substance. Tamron needs to act professionally and tone down the way she dresses. It's up to NBC to guide and correct her, appears they're not doing their job

Carolyn Jagielski

I thought Al Roker was loud and annoying, trying to be funny and a comedian which he is not, but boy was I wrong. Tamron Hall has got him beat. She's obnoxiously, overly loud, always bragging how much her tacky wardrobe costs and tries to outtalk and outshine everyone else. Between her and Al Roker they give a bad taste to the morning news show. They had good lady news anchors and got rid of them thinking they were the problem for low ratings. How wrong they were and still ARE. If they would just do the news and weather, not try to be comedians, tone it down several notches and try not to outshine and outtalk everyone else, the Today show would go much better with my morning coffee. NBC could always rename the show and call it, "The Roker and Hall Comedy I Can Outtalk and Talk Louder Than You Morning News Show" and hope for better ratings.


Tamron Hall gives women of any color a bad name; she's the epitome of blonde jokes and must think she's cute when she acts silly and helpless. The tight, see-through clothes must go. Don't the producers of the Today Show care what impression she gives to viewers? Natalie could teach her a few things about professionalism and style.

kerrie johnson

Just watching the Today Show and find myself constantly changing the channel when Tamryn Hall appears. She is as annoying as Ann Curry was. She is beautiful and is a pretty good anchor when she is in a serious mode, but if you give her an inch she busts out in to such silliness it is impossible to watch. I think making her a bigger part of the desk is a big mistake!


The Today Show is a family show. Tamron Hall needs to cover her breast better. Not everyone wants to look at her, breast. I have noticed more and more that her clothes do not cover her.
That needs to change. I have read these comments about her. Why doesn't some one listen to what we are saying? She is a disgrace to NBC. Maybe is is time to change the channel.


I think Natalie and her family are writing all of these comments. Tamron definitely brings a refreshing perspective to the today show. I appreciate her personality, she always look beautiful, and she is intelligent. The people that don't like her, CHANGE the CHANNEL! Really. You don't have to watch. I think she'll be around for a while. ;-) Al and Willie love her. It's Natalie that doesn't fit in. Tamron loves to laugh, but I'm thinking you people that don't like her, don't like fun. Either change the channel or just stop all of the bashing Tamron. I love the Today Show.


If Tamron wasn't fine as hell and looked like many of the fat ass prairie dogs that type on this blog, you wouldn't be reading these comments. Everyone can't be fat and ugly ok? Deal with it. Turn the channel and hit a stair master.


After reading so many of these comments, I am glad to know I am not alone in my feeling about Tamron Hall. She is horrible on the Today Show, the other co-hosts seem unassuming but Tamron Hall is so egotistical and a show off – too annoying to watch so I switch to Good Morning America.


Oh my… what is happening here? People are defending the ridiculous shenanigans that go on on the Today Show? It's become a terrible joke… first the over-emoting Ann Curry (thankfully gone)… the unbearable last hour with Kathy Lee thinking we care about her… now Tamron, behaving like a teenage fool. I forgot to mention the awful Jenna Bush. As a lifelong viewer, I have abandoned this hot mess. Bring back Meredith. She and Matt were super together. But now it's only watching boring, self-indulgent fools dumb down news etc. The Today Show talking heads seem to think we care more about them than we do about the issues. It's a joke.


I watched Tamron sometimes on MSNBC and for the most part liked her. However, on the Today show she is giggly, loud and overbearing.


What's with the white dress she has on this morning. NOT age appropriate and again that HEE HAW laugh—just tuned them out.


Is Tamron making her First Communion? Great dress for the occasion!


TAMARON HALL oh why oh why did they move her to the today show. I did watch her a couple times on her news hour and she's ok in that seat but she just does not blend in with the TODAY morning cast! Matter of fact I found myself turning off the TODAY SHOW last week 3 times, could not take her clothes, laugh and her talking over everyone else! Not a good match.


Can't stand Tamron either. She tries to make everything about herself and makes ridiculous comments. I think she believes that she comes off as bubbly and adorable but I find her obnoxious, immature and phony. She's ruined the third hour.


She is annoying. The dress she's wearing today belongs on a 10 year old


Tamron wears clothes that actually purposely draw the attention to the chest, the other day she wore a dark blue, far too short blue dress with a plunging neck that turned white at the chest so your eyes would go there. I'm no nun, by far, in fact I've always been the crazy one in my groups, but she completely distracts from the news. Savannah and Natalie also wear tailored clothes but they don't look like they're going to bust at the zippers like Tamron's do. She is also loud and interrupts and gets a little snarky when the same is done to her. Not a fan. This is the first time I've ever complained about a news anchor.


I thought it was just me! I just read comments
regarding Tamron. I completely agree. She is very
pretty but she is so obnoxious. I have a hard time
watching her constantly interrupting . I thought Natalie,
Willie and Al were great !


Tamron is so difficult to watch. She laughs loudly at everything, interrupts everyone and wears inappropriate clothes. As a matter of fact Savannah, Natalie, Al and Matt all interrupt each other, talk at the same time and laugh, laugh, laugh at things that just aren't funny. They act like they are being paid to be comedians and bad ones at that. Today was my last day of watching The Today Show.


Tamron is so obnoxious that I am going back to watching The Doctors. We like informative shows and all Tamron does is turn the shows into a circus, a poor one at that.


She's awful. I can't watch anymore. All she wants to do is talk about herself and fake giggle. She's obnoxious. And the faces– what are you at cheerleading tryouts? It's too much. At 815am today it was uncomfortable to watch the attitude she copped when someone actually interrupted her for once. Whoa. Where's Savannah?


Tamron Hall is so annoying. My wife and I enjoyed the show much more when there was just Willie, Al, and Natalie. Now it is so annoying hearing Tamron trying to be the center of attention yelling over everyone else. Her constant laughing,silliness and stupid acting makes us want to change the channel. As I said before, the other combination was perfect, now it's chaos.

joan ripa

I dont watch the third hour of the today show anymore, Tamron Hall is terrible, so is jenna bush (and too much al roker is also getting annoying) I hope to see a lot less of these three people, and get back to watching NBC all morning every morning-thank you


Really don't care for tamron on this show. She needs to be a little more mature. Maybe keep behind the scenes a little longer to learn and grow more. Get a tutor on how to dress for your job.


The third hour of the Today Show use to be my favorite to watch, however with the addition of Tamron There is too much talking over each other. Tamron seems to be fighting for screen time and I don't like the new combination.


I have had to change to a different channel twice this week and it's only Tuesday. Tamaran has again loudly over powered the conversation, and I can't recall what the original topic was. You've lost a loyal viewer. She's uncomfortable to watch.
Very sorry


Wonder why it took so long. It is now happening in 2014 and she is great. She add spirit and a new dimension to the set which was very dry during the times she was not there.


Tamron is a silly giggling self centered center of attention host. She interrupts every host, and takes over the scene. I hope she doesn't last, and I prey she is not replaced by Jenna Bush who is equally annoying.


Good grief, the 9 o' clock hour used to be fun and uplifting .
Not today, Tamron Hall was uncomfortable to watch. Seems she hung up on calling Wille Geist out. Wish she would settle down and not hog the conversation.


Will, I just love Tamron and her wonderful personally to watch such a viberant person.
She such an inspiration.

If don't like Tamron then watch boring Savanna. I can't stand her and have stopped watch the 2 hr before.

I thought Tamron should have taken Savanna place.

For those two I watch GMA now.


I have been a loyal Today show fan for years. I have to say, I cannot stand Tamron Hall. She is so obnoxious, and overbearing at times, that I have to turn the channel. She wears the most inappropriate clothes, she laughs like a hyena, and she plays like she is so stupid. Please, please, please get rid of her. She is awful, and a definite cause to change the channel.


Should take Tamron Hall OFF the Today Show. She is not pleasant to watch. Very hyper and out spoken. I won't watch the show because of her. All the others are great. :(


Tamron is terrible. She's so annoying on the Today show and think she's so cool. But she comes off very dumb and too flirty. I saw her do a guest spot w/ Willie and Al yesterday and it was uncomfortable to watch. She's very forced and artificial.


Tamron is definitely a very pretty woman but is there some wrong with her eyes. I have a heard time watching her because her one eye is lazy or something. Does anyone notice it bedsides me?


tamron is beautiful, should be one of Americas most beautiful people, also
love her style and would love to see her permanently on the show.
also willie is great!


I love Ann Curry and Tamron Hall and think they should get rid of Matt Lauer and I do agree that Savannah Guthrie is a little like warm pudding!
Al Roker seems to be wonderful and love him.
Time for Matt to go!

Michael McIntyre

Tamaron Hall has gained a wealth of experience and confidence on both the Today Show and on MSNBC. She is also one of the cutest people ever on Today. I'd watch just for that reason.


love her hair.. on todays show, love love love her hair

Jill Tousley

The black and gold necklace Tamaron was wearing today. May 1st. She's wearing it with black and white dress. She's gorgeous.


Who made the red dress she was wearing today Mar 28?


Granted Lauer has and edge, however Curry was/is a little emotionally excessive in her interviews. All this seems to be forgotten when the Lauer roast started. His biggest problem is that he's getting older and so is Curry i. e. Leno getting the same treatment.

Gabriel Makonnen

I love Tamron Hall because she's always cheerful, bright, and through all career and News reporting exposure she always knows when to smile or laugh. Great personality for co-host.


Tamron Hall is the best for the job! I hope in the near future, Tamron take Savannah's place. Savannah is not connecting with the audience. Tamron should have been the replacement for Ann anyway. Tamron is beautiful, talented, and has what it takes. Keep looking over Tamron and your ratings will cont. to decline. Go Tamron!!!


ann curry is one of the best journalists on the air, and I enjoyed her interviews so much more than katie couric's. I enjoyn matt lauer and think his interviews are good however my opinion nof him has changed since the departure of ann curry. I do think that he is overpaid and why aren't the female journalists on the today show making as much of a salary as he is. natalie morales is also a favorite as is savannah tamryn and of course al.


Interesting how all the hate flowing towards Tamron, she is beautiful and does her job well. Remember she's on tv and not the radio


Oh, I get it. Just read she has breast implants. Guess she is more interested in being sexy than reporting the news.


Tamron Hall's appearance is a turn-off on the today show. Does she have to show cleavage and/or be poured into her dress? I turn the channel everytime she is on.


This entire situation with Ann was corporate politics in its purest form. Too many questions:

1. What did Matt hate so much about Ann? If they couldn't give a valid reason for his dislike of her, then there is not a valid reason for it.

2. How did Savannah get promoted before Natalie Morales, Hota Kotb, Lester Holt, and so many other capable journalists?

3. Why did it always seem as if Ann was nervous (as if she was being harassed or shaken down behind the scenes)?

4. What does Matt Lauer do that makes him worth $25 million a year for all of 6 hours a day of work (2-3 hours on camera + 2-3 hours of pre-show prep and post-show debrief)?

5. Word on the street was that Matt was threatening to leave "The Today Show" to launch a daytime talk show. Why didn't NBC just let him leave? NBC overestimates Matt's popularity. God doesn't like ugly, and he isn't too fond of cute.

6. Who on NBC's management and PR staff is so stupid that they allowed this situation to play out so messy and so publicly? I always hate when everyone in the world knows that someone will be fired before they know themselves.

7. Why does NBC believe in Matt Lauer so much? I like Brian Williams myself.


1. I noticed that Yahoo! states that Savannah has been a legal analyst for NBC since 2007. Yahoo, you aren't slick. I have been watching "The Today Show" daily for almost the entire last 2 years, and Savannah JUST GOT THERE. There are tons of analysts behind the scenes that have been with NBC for years, I am sure. They want to gloss over the fact that Savannah just walked into the door and was handed a job. For a minute it looked like Sarah in the 4th hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda was about to get a promotion. I noticed she had an increased workload also.

2. Ann will be fine. I have heard her beautiful voice in voice overs on the Food Network, etc. for years, so she still has side gigs.

3. I am happy for Tamron, but I hope that she saves her money because I don't think that NBC cares for beautiful, kind, talented, classy women of color.


Curious to know what Laurel does to command $25 million. Guess he could not stand the competition Curry carries. Well, his days are numbered as well as those who approved & followed thru w/ contract.


Congratulations, Tamron!


If NBC knew what it was doing, they'd pair her with Lauer. They're setting her up for a slow climb with Roker when TODAY would get a much larger boost from a Tamron/Lauer pairing. Loved Curry but hated Lauer and the Today Show… wishing her the best. BTW – The CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Gayle King is soooooo much better than Today or GMA… more serious stories/less fluff.


I bet Lisa Ling (The View) could tell Ann Curry PLENTY about escaping out the window with your sanity intact when the crazy door slams shut. Don't even look back, Ann!


A bomb there is no defense from.


Matt Lauer is a sleazy guy he's screwing the new woman who is going to be his new co host. In fact, Lauer and NBC are to blame for getting rid of Ann Curry. Curry was the scapegoat but don't cry for Ann she's still getting $10 million dollars from NBC and she still has a job. NBC wanted Ann out of the way prior to the Olympics. Ann got fired due to the tired racism and sexism of American television news industry. You see Ann is in her fifties and she's also part Asian so NBC felt they needed a younger and of course whiter female co host to work with Matt Lauer. If only people were paying attention usually women who work with Matt Lauer have to sleep with him first prior to getting the job.


I wish they would put Tamron with Lauer. She's plenty capable, and is so affable. Savannah is wooden and boring. Making her co-anchor is a huge mistake, and she will be out soon too.

Adam Scott Thompson

I'm jealous of her man. lol


Ann Curry should never have been promoted in the first place. She's a complete robot. Her interviews were universally awkward and she clearly couldn't care less about pop culture – which unfortunately for her – is a big part of The Today Show. If Matt Lauer had anything to do with her removal, good for him.

maurice emel

The only reason i watched fox news when i was a teenager was because of tamron hall, at 32 it'll be the only reason i watch the Today show at 9am, lol


Today Show with two black anchors? Interesting….


Anne Curry should never have been promoted to co-host. She can read the news just fine, but it was painful to watch her inverview people or give teasers for upcoming segments. Even with cue cards, she stumbled over her words. She was my least favorite personality on Today.

Nichole Carter

I hope not.

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