By Zach Johnson
Tamron Hall’s eponymous daytime talk show premieres Monday, September 9 (visit TamronHallShow.com for times and channels), and the bubbly and curious host hopes it will spark continued conversations after each episode ends. “I want people to see a show that looks like their life, a show that resembles something they’re going through. I want them to see themselves, you know?” Hall says. “It has my name, but when I say it’s ‘our show’, I really mean that. I’ve gone through a lot in my life—some of it very public—but in my loneliest moments, the best advice I got from people was to be my true self. That’s what this show is. It’s the fun of life. It’s the ups. It’s the downs. It’s the book of life.”
Although Tamron Hall is primarily filmed in front of a live studio audience in New York City, the award-winning broadcaster has traveled across the country to meet with seemingly ordinary people who have extraordinary stories. Talking to these people—sometimes at their own kitchen tables!—reminded Hall that people are actually more alike than they are different. “We’re all going through the same thing. We want the best life we can have. If you have kids, you want the best for them. You want to have good friends, an occasional good drink—if you drink—and a good meal. You want to have that experience,” Hall says. “None of us, I think, want to do this alone.”
Acknowledging that her name and broadcast experience may be what initially draw viewers to the show, Hall reiterates that it’s not really about her. “I am not the focus,” Hall says. “What I do for a living allows me to ask the questions and probe the conversation and move it forward.”
Hall and Bill Geddie are the executive producers, Talia Parkinson-Jones is the co-executive producer, Andrew Scher is the supervising producer and Randi Clarke Lennon is the director. Tamron Hall is distributed in national syndication by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, the global content sales and distribution segment of The Walt Disney Company.