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Al Roker Addresses Tamron Hall's Exit From NBC News: She's 'Been a Good Friend to Me'

by Elisa Osegueda 9:15 AM PST, February 02, 2017
Playing Al Roker Addresses Tamron Hall's Exit From NBC News: She's 'Been a Good Friend to Me'

Al Roker sends well wishes to Tamron Hall.

Roker addressed Hall's departure from NBC News on Thursday's Today show.

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“As some of you may have heard by now, our good friend Tamron Hall has decided to leave NBC News,” he said, accompanied by weekend co-host and correspondent Sheinelle Jones and actor Dean Cain.

“Personally, Tamron has been not just a co-host here on 'Today’s Take' for the past three years but a good friend — and not just to me, to all of us here,” he continued. “We want to wish her nothing but the best, much continued success and cannot wait to see what her next chapter is.”

“She’s going to rock it, no matter what she does,” Jones added.

“Absolutely,” Roker responded.

The network confirmed Hall's departure on Wednesday in a statement obtained by ET, explaining that the 46-year-old journalist would be leaving NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expires at the end of this month.

The news comes less than a week after sources at NBC told ET that Megyn Kelly's new daytime show would take over either Today's 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. hour, and that the NBC morning show decided to get rid of Roker and Hall's "Today's Take" hour -- which currently airs at 9 a.m. -- in the process.

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A source with knowledge of the situation told ET that Hall found out about the fall lineup changes a "short time" before the announcement was made, adding that "most people" at the network are shocked at the news of her departure.

Despite Hall's exit, NBC News confirmed that Roker will continue to host "Today’s Take" until a new morning lineup begins in the fall of 2017.

On Thursday, Hall took to Twitter to thank her fans.

"Today was a good day!!!," she wrote, along with a video. "Thank y'all so much. #tamcam."

In the video, Hall updates fans on what she's been focusing on since news of her departure was announced and encouragesher fans to support her favorite organization, Housing Works.

For more on Hall's departure, watch the video below.

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