‘Tamron Hall’ daytime talk show to replace ‘Windy City Live’ on ABC-7 – Chicago Tribune
Tamron Hall’s syndicated daytime talk show is on the move. Launched in 2019, “Tamron Hall” can currently be found on WCIU-Channel 26. Beginning the first week of September, the show will begin airing weekdays on WLS-Channel 7 at 1 p.m., replacing the recently canceled “Windy City Live.”
Hall is a familiar face to Chicago viewers, having spent 10 years at Fox 32 where she was first a reporter and then an anchor from 1997 to 2007, before moving to MSNBC and NBC’s “Today” show, where she was the first black woman. to host the weekday show.
Feeling that her talents were not appreciated, she left NBC and two years later launched her own talk show (produced by Walt Disney Television). Last year she won a Daytime Emmys (his show was also nominated this year) working with showrunner and executive producer Candi Carteralumnus of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
“My love for Chicago runs deep and real,” Hall said in a statement announcing her show’s move to WLS. “It’s a second home to me and as we know, there’s no place like Sweet Home Chicago. Switching to the iconic ABC 7 is like winning the lottery of life.
Starting Monday, September 6, ‘Tamron Hall’ will replace a longtime WLS staple, ‘Windy City Live’, which ends its 10-year run on September 3.
Hosted by Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, the show was created to fill the programming slot previously occupied by Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago-based talk show. Media columnist Robert Feder reported on the cancellation of “WCL” last week, posting an email to station staff from WLS general manager John Idler, who noted:
“As we continue to navigate through difficult times in our industry, we had to make a difficult business decision to end the daily broadcast of Windy City LIVE (WCL). Several factors were considered, but ultimately it was the best decision for ABC 7. The last MF show will air on Friday, September 3.
Warner and Chiaverini remain on Channel 7 and will host a weekly show about upcoming events called “Windy City Weekends”.
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