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Tamron Hall Does it All

By Kristin Detterline | November 13, 2019 | People

Newlywed—and new mom—Tamron Hall gets back to her first love with a just-debuted daytime talk show.


Tamron Hall was born and raised in Texas, carved out her career in local news during a decade in Chicago, and became a household name on NBC’s Today in New York City. But it’s her time in Philadelphia that Hall looks back on with an undeniable fondness. “It was exactly 1,689 miles from the doorstep of my home in Luling, Texas, to the doorstep of Temple University,” says Hall, looking comfortably chic in an oversize pink pantsuit at 6abc’s Bala Cynwyd headquarters. “My mother and father drove me to college in a brown conversion van.” Philadelphia was where Hall landed her first internship in news and, in the evenings, would study Lisa Thomas-Laury deliver the day’s headlines on Action News. Hall has been back to Philly many times since she graduated—she now sits on Temple’s board of trustees and was honored by local nonprofit Lutheran Settlement House for her work to raise awareness about domestic violence—but her late-summer visit to 6abc was all business. Hall’s nationally syndicated daytime talk show, Tamron Hall, premiered in September on the network. The show reveals not only a different side of Hall, who got married and had a baby during a two-year hiatus from television after leaving NBC in 2017, but illustrates her broad background in news. “When you turn on our show, I want you to see yourself, what you were just talking about with your friend or your mom. I don’t want to limit myself with the show. It’s a wide-open forum to talk about the good, the bad, the joy, the inspiration.”

Photography by: Courtesy of Disney