NBC News Anchor Tamron Hall Responds to Ill Response to her Sister’s Death
NBC news anchor Tamron Hall reportedly shared her memories of the 2004 homicide of her sister during a Television Critics Association panel this past Thursday in Pasadena, CA. According to an article from The Wrap, Hall opened up about her regrets for not acting sooner against her sister’s attacker.
“I should have hugged my sister, and I should have found help for her,” said Hall, who addressed her sister’s murder in August while discussing her new show, “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall.” The show, is scheduled for a September interview on Investigation Discovery.
The story of her sister goes: Hall described the horrible day when she got the call that her sister had been found face down in her pool.
Initially called an accident, a detective told Hall that that was not so. Hall’s sister had bruising all over her body, hair ripped from her scalp, and most of her fingernails were gone.
For the first time, Hall shared details about the events leading to her sister’s death to drive the point home. She said there were signs of domestic abuse that she recognized at the time but did nothing to intervene, and she partly blames herself for the family’s loss.
She returned to her own home to discover her sister had been physically assaulted, and the person who did it was still there. Hall kicked that person out.
But the next day, her sister had invited that person back, so Hall kicked them both out and didn’t talk to her sister for three months — a decision she regrets to this day.
“I should have hugged my sister, and I should have found help for her,” Hall said. ”We eventually fell back in love with each other, but the monster was still always there.
During her speech, a reporter identified by The Wrap’s Tim as television critic Jonathan Storm set off the awkward moment , saying “That’s all nice, but can you answer my question?”
Now that is insensitive to say the least. How could he really respond like that?
Audience viewers say it is difficult to watch but Tamron is always a winner and courageous role model. She seems to take the high road in most cases.
She responded to Storm’s comments like this: “It’s not ‘nice,’” and asking him how he would feel if he got a call telling him his sister had been beaten and murdered.”
We can learn from this woman here!