Tamron Hall is looking back at her final moments at the “Today” show.
The former host, 48, chatted with Gabrielle Union for the new issue of O Magazine about those final steps out of Rockefeller Center in 2017.
“I was 46 years old, and suddenly my dream job wasn’t there,” she recalled. “And I was unemployed for the first time since I was 14.”
But seeing photos of those steps hit hard, “I saw a photo of me that day walking out of the studio. On the outside, people saw someone who is confident, who was walking out like a boss—it helped that I was wearing a coat that was sick, okay?! But inside, I was very vulnerable. I was not afraid, but I was worried. I wasn’t clear on what was next, though I was hopeful. But absolutely, it was unsettling.”
Hall added, “I think that people relate to what I experienced because we’ve all been there. We’ve all been in a relationship where it didn’t work out—where we felt we were giving 100 percent and the other person was giving just 10.”
But now, she says, “My 40’s helped me reach my f**k it stage.”
Hall left NBC News in February of 2017 after the network cancelled her hour of the “Today” show with co-host Al Roker (“Today’s Take”) to make room for Megyn Kelly’s show, “Megyn Kelly Today”. Hall is now moving forward with her own talk show on Global which premieres this month.
“Tamron Hall” premiers on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m ET on Global.