Tamron Hall Brings Her Truth and TV Training to Daytime Talk Show

Variety | 1/23/2019 | Cynthia Littleton
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MIAMI — Tamron Hall is proud of her TV trifecta.

For a few years, the former “Today” anchor could be found most weekdays airing on three networks at the same time.

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During her 2010-2016 tenure as a co-anchor of “Today’s” 9 a.m. hour, Hall would follow that show by switching to an anchor slot on MSNBC. And she also hosted the NBC-produced series “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” for Investigation Discovery. There were many days when the 9 a.m. hour of “Today” would air on the West Coast while she was anchoring live on MSNBC and ID would run a block of “Deadline: Crime” episodes.

Hall is banking on her extensive TV training to prepare for her next on-air chapter as host of a syndicated daytime talk show distributed by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. She sees a clear need in the daytime landscape for a show that will focus on intimate one-on-one interviews with celebrities and others who have a compelling story to share. Earlier this week, Bill Geddie, co-creator and longtime exec producer of “The View,” signed on as executive producer.

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“There’s this natural opening for what we all agreed we want to do,” Hall told Variety as she met with station buyers this week at the National Association of Television Program Executives conference here.

Hall aims to draw her guests out on how they navigated struggles and triumphs in stories that are highly relatable to everyday viewers. To wit, in the pilot episode shot last year, Hall had an emotional interview with Bob Harper, the fitness guru who had his life up-ended by a heart attack in early 2017.

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Hall promises the still-untitled show will not delve into trashy topics nor will it be a vehicle for celebrity project plugs. The requirement is that guests speak from the heart about “an authentic experience.”

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