MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall nominated to Temple University’s Board of Trustees
Tamron Hall, SMC ’92, anchor of MSNBC’s NewsNation with Tamron Hall and co-host of the 9 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today, has been nominated for a seat on Temple University’s Board of Trustees. Board members will vote on her nomination at their Oct. 13 meeting.
“Tamron is a supremely talented journalist and television anchor who represents the best of our School of Media and Communication and this university,” said Board of Trustees Chair Patrick J. O’Connor. “We look forward to working with her and anticipate that she will make important contributions to the board.”
The national journalist has been back to Temple several times in recent years. Hall received Temple’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010, spoke at the School of Media and Communication’s commencement ceremony in December 2014 and is profiled in the fall 2015 edition of Temple magazine.
“I’m the girl who came to Temple never having seen Philadelphia,” Hall said to the School of Media and Communication’s graduating class. “This city gave me my soul. This university gave me my confidence.”
Hall joined MSNBC in July 2007. As host of NewsNation—which launched in 2010 and airs weekdays at 11 a.m.—she covers a wide variety of national and world news, conducts high-profile interviews, and engages her audience via social media in the popular segments “Gut Check” and “We Just Thought You Should Know.”
In addition to her role at MSNBC, Hall co-hosts “Today’s Take,” an hourlong segment on Today. She has also hosted several special reports for MSNBC and NBC News, as well as several Dateline and Rock Center pieces, and also hosts Deadline: Crime, which airs on the Investigation Discovery network. Hall also served as correspondent of the NBC News special The Inauguration of Barack Obama, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage in October 2010.
Prior to joining MSNBC, Hall spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago. Before that, she was a general reporter for four years at KTVT in Dallas. A Texas native, Hall began her broadcasting career at KBTX in Bryan, Texas, as a general assignment reporter.