Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

It’s official. Tamron Hall is leaving NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expires at the end of the month.

People.com is reporting that Hall was offered a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to remain with the network but chose to leave before the arrival of former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Hall, who joined MSNBC and NBC in 2007, most recently anchored the 11 a.m. hour on MSNBC. She became part of the Today team in 2014 and was co-host of the third hour, “Today’s Take.”

Last week, when reports surfaced that Megyn Kelly’s move to NBC would push “Today’s Take” off the schedule, insiders began speculating how long Hall would remain with the network. Her duties also included fill-ins for “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, and anchor gigs on MSNBC’s “Dateline Extra” and ID’s “Deadline Crime.”

According to TV Newser, Hall anchored her shows as usual yesterday, but gave no indication that those were her last appearances.

“The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful,” said Hall in a statement. “I’m also very excited about the next chapter. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you.”

“Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at TODAY and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay,” NBC News said in a statement. “We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best.”

Al Roker will continue to co-host “Today’s” 9 a.m. hour until NBC decides whether Kelly’s show will air at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Below is NBC’s memo announcing Hall’s departure:

Tamron Hall will be leaving NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expires this month. Yesterday was her last day as an anchor on both networks. Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at TODAY and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay. We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best.

Tamron joined MSNBC and NBC in 2007, and became part of the TODAY team in 2014. She has also worked passionately to bring awareness to domestic violence, highlighting the issue on her show “Deadline Crime, with Tamron Hall.” She earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for a story that aired on NBC News, and an Emmy in 2010 as a member of NBC News’ live inauguration coverage.

Al Roker will continue to co-host TODAY’s Take at 9am weekdays until a new morning lineup begins in the Fall of 2017.

Tamron asked that we share the following. “The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful. I’m also very excited about the next chapter. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you.”