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Yay for broadcast journalist, Tamron Hall! This beautiful woman has officially joined the the “Today Show” as a co-host of “Today’s Take,” which is the 9 a.m. hour of the show. Hall joins hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. Don Nash, TODAY’s Executive Producer excitedly said, “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”

Hall’s a familiar face on the show as she’s been a regular fill-in on the show, reading the news, covering special events like the Golden Globes and she’s even been seen spotlighting social media trends in TODAY’s digital studio, The Orange Room.

Earning her broadcast journalism degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Hall started reporting in Bryan, Texas after graduation at KBTX-TV. She bounced around to different stations in Texas, then landed at WFLD-TV in Chicago and worked there for 10 years, covering mostly politics. That’s when Hall’s blossoming career really took off! By 2007, NBC News brought her on the team as a reporter and she filled in as an anchor at MSNBC before she scored her own show, “Newsnation With Tamron Hall.”

Hall’s presence at MSNBC helped gain her major attention because she won an Emmy in 2010 for Outstanding Live Coverage for her NBC News special, “The Inauguration of Barack Obama.” Maybe it was special reports like “Making The Grade;” “Debating the Black Agenda;” several “Dateline” and “Rock Center with Brian Williams” pieces; the 2012 London Olympics; and “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall” that helped gain Hall her spotlight.

TODAY made a really smart choice with the permanent placing of Hall on their show. From hosting the “#InspiredBy” series on the TODAY to covering domestic abuse with an empathic compassion on “Shine A Light” with Carson Daly, Hall has proven that she’s an asset to the team already. We’ll be watching!

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