Thanks, but no thanks! Tamron Hall knows her worth, and she’s not interested in accepting anything less.
“After 25 years in the business, I felt some of the offers that were coming in were insulting,” griped the 48-year-old, who got her first TV job at 19. “Like, ‘Wait a minute. I’ve been doing this a long time, and you’re coming to me with these odd little things?’”
“I felt like, ‘Wow. I’ve put in all this work thinking the right thing will come,’” she continued. “Well, it was June, and the right thing had not come.”
Hall, who recently gave birth to baby boy Moses and is preparing to launch her own talk show this fall, also opened up about her exit from NBC’s long-running morning show and she didn’t shy away from shading the network for not appreciating her efforts.
“That last week I was on TODAY, I filled in for Savannah Guthrie, who’d gone on maternity leave. I filled in for [NBC Nightly News anchor] Lester Holt all while I was doing my MSNBC show plus shooting Deadline Crime,” she pointed out. “So I’m putting in all the work, and then I’m told, ‘It doesn’t matter that you came in every time we called. We want something else.’”
Though the Peacock Network gave her spot to Kelly — who was fired for her controversial black face costume comments after just a year at the network — Hall isn’t upset with the former Fox News anchor.
“I have no ill will toward Megyn,” Hall insisted. “They made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. And they made me an offer I could refuse.”