Tamron Hall has teamed with Weinstein Television to launch her own daytime talk show to rival Megyn Kelly.
The currently untitled show will focus on current events, human interest stories and in-depth celebrity interviews, according to a press release.
“Tamron was ready to get out of the game after ‘Today.’ She’d been on TV since she was 18 years old,” a source close to Hall told Page Six. “She felt like she’d accomplished a lot and was fully prepared to move back to her hometown in Texas and then Harvey [Weinstein] called and when Harvey calls, you take the call. It felt like the right time.”
The Weinstein Company co-chairman said in a statement, “I’ve been working towards developing a talk show for a long time, but needed to make sure I did it the right way and with the right person to take the lead. Tamron is far and away that person. She’s an exceptionally talented journalist whose interviews masterfully walk the line between entertainment and hard hitting. We couldn’t be more thrilled to begin this new venture with her.”
Hall walked away from “Today” in February after NBC axed her third hour to make room for Kelly. Former NBC president of domestic television distribution Barry Wallach will consult on the show. Hall’s daytime chat show could put her head to head with Kelly.