After ouster, Tamron Hall donates ‘Today’ show wardrobe to charity

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 30: Host and news anchor Tamron Hall speaks onstage during the National CARES Mentoring Movement’s 2nd Annual ‘For the Love of Our Children’ Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for for National CARES Mentoring Movement)

Days after Tamron Hall walked away from a multi-million dollar deal to stay at NBC, the former “Today” show co-host is cleaning house.

Hall took to social media to announce that she is donating her “Today” show wardrobe to Housing Works, a charity she has supported for many years.

Today was a good day. Thank y'all for all the love and support. 💜 #tamcam @housingworks

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Hall thanked everyone for messages on social media and expressed her gratitude for their support. “These are good times for everybody and good times for my favorite organization, Housing Works,” she said. She announced that she has spent all day packing up work clothes and party clothes, including shoes by Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, for Housing Works.

Tuesday was Hall’s last appearance on NBC’s “Today’s Take,” the 9 a.m. show she co-hosted with Al Roker. The show was cancelled to make room for NBC’s new hire, Megyn Kelly, who will make her network debut in September.

An insider told Page Six, that Hall learned of the cancellation just minutes before she was scheduled to go on the air.

Both Hall and NBC took the high road issuing statements of appreciation, but the National Association of Black Journalists issued a statement suggesting that the NBC’s move was viewed by industry professionals as “whitewashing. The organization has requested a meeting with NBC leadership to discuss the dismantling of Hall’s top-rated show.

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mamanelle5
mamanelle5

I think this is pretty low for NBC, but not new to them..............since they got rid of the co-anchor on the Today Show, but we know who was responsible for that. Tamron is and was one of the bright spots in the Today's Take. Yes, I think white washing is an apt name for this latest "wrong" by NBC

DerekGator
DerekGator

Why does everything have to have a racial twist?  BTW, she is not a journalist, what she does on TV could never be called journalism, she is an entertainer. 

RHShaw
RHShaw

@DerekGator Excuse me DerekGator but she has a degree in Journalism from Temple University.  I think that qualifies her as a journalist.  Plus she has done other things than just the Today Show.  Not to disparage Megan Kelly but it does seem odd to kick Tamron out in deference to Megan's show when the ratings were good on Tamron's show.  Hmmm.