Tamron Hall Named the New Co-Host of the Today's Show

After working as a morning show fill-in for quite some time now, Matt Lauer and Samantha Guthrie announced during this morning’s “Today Show” taping that Tamron Hall has been officially promoted to co-anchor for the 9 o’clock hour along with Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. The wonderful announcement came along with a beautiful tribute to Tamron that documented her journey as a broadcast journalist.

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“I’m excited, I’m nervous. I’m like the sitcom character that keeps popping up behind the sofa and now I’m finally on the sofa,” Tamron said during the on-air announcement today.
“We’re really excited to officially welcome Tamron into the Today family,” said Today’s Executive Producer, Don Nash. “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”
This makes the 43-year-old Texas native the first black woman to ever co-anchor the morning show in its 62-year history.

“I called my mother and she called everyone in Luling Texas and Austin,” she revealed. “And everything in between. I have three incredible nieces, and a nephew who’s going off to college. To hear them say they’re proud of me left me in tears.”