NBC anchor Tamron Hall attends the 2016 L'Oreal Women of Worth Awards at The Pierre Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Wednesday that news anchor Tamron Hall is leaving the network, the first casualty of its decision to sign Megyn Kelly away from Fox News Channel.

Hall co-hosted the third of NBC’s four-hour “Today” show, airing at 9 a.m. ET, with Al Roker. Last week they were told that their hour was giving way to Kelly, who was promised a slot in NBC’s daytime lineup.

NBC said Hall, who also hosted an hour of news programming each morning on MSNBC, had her last day at the network on Tuesday. The network said it tried to convince Hall to stay beyond the end of her contract this month, but she declined.

Hall, 46, was not immediately available for comment, a spokeswoman said. Through an NBC statement, she said: “The last 10 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.”

She joined MSNBC in 2007 after working for a decade in local news in Chicago. She was active in efforts to fight domestic violence after telling about the murder of her older sister in Houston in 2004.

NBC is weighing two options for Kelly: hosting the 9 a.m. hour, after Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie do the first two. Or, Kelly will host at 10 a.m. and that hour’s current duo, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, will move up an hour to 9. Kelly is expected to start her new show in the fall, NBC said.

NBC has failed to establish much of an identity for the 9 a.m. hour. Last fall they brought on Billy Bush, but he lost his job after an old tape surfaced of him involved in sexually offensive banter with Donald Trump.

Hall also hosted the 11 a.m. hour on MSNBC.

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77 thoughts on “Tamron Hall Quits NBC After Megyn Kelly Replaces Her On ‘Today’

  1. If she was already replaced with this bleached bubble headed rascist cow how could she then “quit”? Ms Tamron you are one class act, intelligent..beautiful and strong. Keep your head up and keep it moving! I love you on ID and am looking forward to your next venture.

  2. James Lee on said:

    First Melissa Harris Perry,now Tamron Hall.
    Complete whitewash.What are the chances of Making News One a major news network?

  3. ROBERT on said:

    GOOD LUCK TAMRON STAY FUCUS I AM VERY GLAD THAT YOU MADE THE DECISION TO LEAVE, THE DEVIL WILL AWAYS SHOW HIMSELF AND THAT KELLY IS THE DEVILS SEED

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