tamron-hall*Many people would’ve taken a different course, but Tamron Hall took the high road after encountering a reporter’s insensitive response after she spoke on the murder of her sister.

The Huffington Post reports that those in the audience were unanimous in saying that Hall displayed “total grace” in light of the situation, which produced an awkward moment.

The moment came after the NBC news anchor reportedly shared her memories of the 2004 homocide of her sister during a Television Critics Association panel this past Thursday in Pasadena, CA. According to The Wrap, Hall opened up about her regrets for not acting sooner against her sister’s attacker.

“I should have hugged my sister, and I should have found help for her,” said Hall, who addressed her sister’s murder in August while discussing her new show, “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall.” The show, is scheduled for a September interview on Investigation Discovery.

During her speech, a reporter identified by The Wrap’s Tim as television critic Jonathan Storm set off the awkward moment , saying “That’s all nice, but can you answer my question?”

Despite the moment being difficult to watch, those in the audience stated that Hall remained calm.

AJ Marechal @Variety_AJM
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I really want to explain to you guys how bizarre and awkward this incident with Tamron at #TCA14 is right now but I am at a loss…

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extreme praise for @tamronhall who not only gets up at an ungodly hour every day but handled that horrendous #TCA14 moment with total grace.

L.A. Ross @NewsieLady

Was busy typing so here’s a Twitter standing ovation to @TamronHall. Strong woman, amazing journo. #TCA2014

Hall later tweeted her thanks and appreciation to those who spoke out on her behal
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Thank you! RT @NewsieLady: Was busy typing so here’s a Twitter standing ovation to @TamronHall. Strong woman, amazing journo. #TCA2014”
1:01 PM – 9 Jan 2014