Emmy award-winning TV host, journalist and author
For her work on the show’s first season, Tamron won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host. “Tamron Hall” was also awarded the prestigious Gracie Award in its first season, which recognizes exemplary programming created by women.
Since 2013, Tamron has hosted “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery, taking an in-depth look at crimes that shocked the nation. She also brought her signature reporting style to “Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates,” a special on Investigation Discover that explored the importance of securing one’s personal safety on public property. In a powerful interview, Tamron brought two survivors together to present both sides’ positions behind this controversial debate.
Previously, Tamron was the first African American female co-host of “TODAY” and served as the anchor for “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.” She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for her “TODAY” segment on domestic violence. Her special NBC News report “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall” was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011, and she served as a correspondent for the NBC News special “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage in October 2010.
Prior to joining MSNBC in 2007, Tamron spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago, where she served as an anchor, general assignment reporter, consumer reporter and host of the three-hour “Fox News in the Morning” program. While there, she secured a one-on-one interview with then Senator Barack Obama shortly before he announced his presidential run. Tamron was nominated for an Emmy for her consumer report segment, “The Bottom Line,” which she launched in 1999. Before joining WFLD, she spent four years as a general assignment reporter at KTVT in Dallas, and she began her broadcasting career at KBTX in Bryan, Texas.
Tamron was honored with Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award in both 2010 and 2015 and was appointed to Temple’s Board of Trustees. In 2016, she received an Honorary Doctorate from Peirce College and was a Variety Power of Women Honoree. Tamron is also an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Tamron is passionate about many causes, including domestic violence, homelessness and literacy – dedicating her time to many deserving organizations over the years. She is an ambassador for Safe Horizon, a domestic abuse organization which also honored her with their Voice of Empowerment Award in 2014. She’s partnered with Safe Horizon previously to launch The Tamron ❤ Renate Fund in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic violence. Day One, a New York-based advocacy group for victims of domestic violence, honored her work, and she received the Ackerman Family Advocate Award for her efforts to raise awareness for families who have a loved one experiencing abuse.
Tamron is a native of Luling, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University.