Award-winning journalist, Tamron Hall has been the host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on
Investigation Discovery since September 2013. The series, now in its fifth season, takes an in-depth look
at crimes that shocked the nation. She also brought her signature reporting style to the Guns On
Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates special that explored the importance of securing one’s personal safety
on public property. In a powerful interview, Tamron brought together two survivors to lay out both
sides’ positions behind this controversial debate among college campuses.
Tamron was apart of the NBC News team as a co-host of the third hour of NBC News’ TODAY and the
anchor of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall. She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting:
Hard News in Network Television for her segment on domestic violence as part of TODAY’s “Shine A
Light” series. She has also hosted several special reports for MSNBC and NBC News including “Education
Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011, and she served as a
correspondent for the NBC News special “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for
Outstanding Live Coverage in October 2010.
Prior to joining MSNBC in July 2007, Tamron spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago, where she held a
number of positions including general assignment reporter, consumer reporter and host of the threehour
Fox News in the Morning program. She also anchored the weekday mornings and served as a noon
anchor. While at WFLD, she covered several breaking news stories including one of Amtrak’s most
devastating accidents in Illinois, and she secured a one-on-one interview with Sen. Barack Obama shortly
before he announced his run for the presidency. Tamron was nominated for an Emmy for her consumer
report segment, “The Bottom Line,” which she launched in 1999. Before joining WFLD, she spent four
years as a general assignment reporter at KTVT in Dallas. She began her broadcasting career at KBTX in
Bryan, Texas, as a general assignment reporter.
Tamron was the recipient of Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in
2010 and in 2015, was appointed to Temple’s Board of Trustees. She is involved with several charitable
organizations that strive to end homelessness and illiteracy, as well as others that fight domestic abuse.
She has been recognized by Day One, a New York-based advocacy group for victims of domestic
violence, for her work and support of their efforts. Most recently, Tamron launched The Tamron ❤
Renate Fund with Safe Horizon in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic
violence. In addition, Tamron is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Tamron is a native of Luling, Texas, and she holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism
from Temple University.