Tamron Hall is out at NBC News… thanks to Megyn Kelly?
NBC confirmed that Hall, who anchored the third hour of “Today,” has decided to leave the network, according to The Hill.
The move reportedly makes way for Kelly at the 9 a.m. hour.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 1, 2017
Page Six reported that a network insider said Hall is walking away from NBC leaving “multiple millions” on the table.
“Tamron was offered a multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal to stay at the ‘Today’ show and she turned it down,” the insider said. “People inside NBC were shocked.”
— Page Six (@PageSix) February 1, 2017
And it appears that hard feelings abound.
“Tamron doesn’t know Megyn, but of course it’s insulting,” the insider said. “Her show was beating Kelly Ripa and ‘Nightly News’ would rate well when she would fill in for Lester Holt.”
“It was a very tense few days for everyone. There was a lot of crying,” the source added. “Tamron never wanted this fight, but she was ready for it. No deal would stop her from standing up after Roker posted their successful ratings [on Twitter].”
According to Us Weekly, NBC saw Kelly being “more valuable” than Hall.
“NBC isn’t fighting that hard to keep Tamron,” a source told the magazine. “They see Megyn as more valuable.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 2, 2017
NBC gave the Daily Mail a statement confirming Hall had quit:
“NBC News very much wanted Tamron to stay, she was offered a multi-million dollar/multi-year contract and she chose to go.”
“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 added.
Hall expressed her gratitude for the job in a statement of her own before heading out with friends after her last show. Daily Mail obtained video of Hall singing with friends. “Who’s going to love you? Me!” Hall sings.
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