The National Assn. of Black Journalists has taken aim at NBC News over the sudden departure of Tamron Hall, the most prominent female African American anchor at the network.
Hall decided to leave NBC instead of taking a new role at “Today” as part of a new multiyear contract. She recently learned she would be losing her co-anchor slot on the 9 a.m. hour of “Today.”
The morning program is being cut by an hour to make room for a new daytime talk show with Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News anchor who signed with NBC News.
But the move drew a swift response from the NABJ, which said it was particularly troubled that Hall’s “Today” hour is going to Kelly, who is joining NBC from the politically right-leaning Fox News. (Los Angeles Times)