Tamron Hall Discusses Staffing Allegations and Being an Underdog

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Tamron Hall is going from strength to strength. The journalist has debuted the second season of her eponymous talk show - and nabbed it a second run on OWN; it's already been renewed for a third season. Hall spoke to The Washington Post about the challenges of heading up a show and being an "underdog" in daytime TV.

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There were some changes after season one wrapped. She refuted rumors that her show fired and didn't pay 18 staff members. Hall noted:

We know every company that’s run by a man, that’s run by a White man, would not be questioned for trying to make the company better. That’s what I was stunned by. 

BuzzFeed News recently published a report in which Tamron Hall crew members alleged that "safety measures" on set against COVID-19 were "inadequate." According to WaPo, Hall stated "the show’s covid-19 protocols were in line with Disney’s corporate standards." Hall added:

When you have your name on the show, you are responsible. My name matters. It matters if it’s associated with something I don’t have control over or not. 

Whether or not COVID-19 is raging, Hall is determined to put out a good show. She explained:

The underdogs, the kids that the industry didn’t bet on and perhaps some still wouldn’t? We’re still here.

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