Noted journalist and television host Tamron Hall has been selected host the 2020 NAB Leadership Foundation Celebration of Service to America Awards.
The 2020 event will be a pre-recorded, hour-long program accessible online and available for broadcast radio and television stations to air within 30 days starting on August 22.
Through a partnership with entertainment marketing company Trailer Park Group, the NAB Leadership Foundation will provide a broadcast-quality program showcasing the vital role of local radio and television stations throughout the U.S. Winners will be announced during the program, and all eight category finalists will be highlighted for their excellence in community service.
Hall is the host and executive producer of the daily, daytime syndicated talk show “Tamron Hall,” which premiered in September 2019.
In addition to her talk show duties, Hall has also been the host of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery since 2013.
Hall began her broadcast journalism career at Gray Television-owned CBS affiliate KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas, before joining CBS’s KTVT-TV in Dallas. Hall then worked at Fox Television Station’s WFLD-32 in Chicago for 10 years, where she launched the consumer report segment “The Bottom Line.”
Previously, Hall was the first African-American female co-host of NBC’s “Today” and anchored “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.” Her special NBC News report, “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” 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 2010.
“Tamron’s impressive career as a local and national broadcast journalist, combined with her philanthropy and uplifting personality, make her an ideal host as we reimagine the Celebration of Service to America Awards,” said NAB Leadership Foundation President Michelle Duke. “Her charisma and professionalism on and off camera are sure to make for a memorable event honoring broadcasters’ community service.”
In 2015, Hall received an Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting for her segment on domestic violence for “TODAY’s Shine-A-Light” series. She also serves as an ambassador for Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victim services nonprofit organization, and launched a partnership fund for victims and families of domestic violence in honor of her sister. Hall received the organization’s Voice of Empowerment award in 2014.
The 2020 Celebration of Service to America Awards was previously scheduled for June 9.