Tamron Hall is recalling how her former “Today” show co-worker Al Roker came to her son’s rescue.
On Friday’s episode of “The Tamron Hall Show,” the talk show host reunited with Roker on TV and revealed she once called Roker in a “panic” when her 2-year-old son Moses needed an emergency surgery.
“My son Moses had surgery a couple months ago, and I was in a panic. I didn’t know what to do,” Hall said. In response, she said she decided to call Roker, with whom she worked from 2014 to 2017.
“I said, ‘Al, I need your help.’ And within seconds, I met the doctor, I’m at the surgery center, and everything just worked out beyond what I could’ve expected. So this is what this man brings to my life,” Hall said, jokingly asking Roker if he is “this good to everybody?”
“I don’t know everybody so I don’t know that I’m that great to everybody,” Roker quipped. “I try to help.”
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Prior to starting her daytime talk show in 2019, Hall served as a co-host of the “Today” show’s third hour with Roker until NBC News lured Megyn Kelly from Fox News for the short-lived “Megyn Kelly Today.”
“I was heartbroken,” Hall told USA TODAY in September 2019 regarding her decision to exit. “(Imagine) you’ve been putting in the work, and suddenly your employer says they’re phasing you out. I had some suspicions, because I’m a reporter and I’m pretty intuitive, but no one wants to lose their job. It wasn’t about who I was losing it to – it was like a relationship where you’re putting in 100% and the person who’s putting in less has the nerve to break up with you.”
Since moving on from NBC, the journalist wed music executive Steven Greener and in April 2019, welcomed their son, Moses. Roker applauded his former co-worker’s professional achievement while talking to USA TODAY in September 2019, but he was also elated about the changes in her personal life.
“I’m thrilled she’s got her show, but I’m even more happy that she’s has a family and she’s happy, and that’s what counts,” Roker said.
Contributing: Erin Jensen, Patrick Ryan
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