Tamron Hall set the record straight following the backlash she faced after the mass firings of her staff on 'The Tamron Hall Show" amid allegations that she was insensitive to their distress.
Talk show host and broadcast journalist, Tamron Hall is not usually the one sitting in the hot seat. However, the firing of 20 members of her staff has made damaging headlines.
Allegations emerged that she was insensitive to the circumstances of the people working behind the scenes of "The Tamron Hall Show," as they faced losing their livelihood.
She was criticized for continuing on with the show's second season and also faced backlash for she was flaunting her life on social media amid the distress of the show's staff.
Hall set the record straight and admitted that she had to get a few things off her chest. In a two-minute video on Instagram, she appeared chocked up about the allegations as she quoted the bible verse, "no weapon formed against me."
Hall disputed the story that she fired 20 people and did not compensate them. She explained that the show has just wrapped its first season and many of them did not have their contracts renewed at the conclusion.
The changes on "The Tamron Hall Show" came after Candi Carter was brought on as the executive producer.
She clarified that they were not fired during the season and also noted that her creative team was paid throughout their time during the pandemic. Hall added, "but I have a right, and every person who runs a company, owns a company, has anything that is yours, you have a right to make it better."
Hall explained that tension started on behind the scenes when an unnamed staff member tried to lead a mutiny because they were not happy about working amid the pandemic.
In response to the allegation that she was insensitive to her staff, Hall shared in another post screenshots of an email conversation that she sent to her staff in April. In her caption, she wrote, "I got receipts."
In her email, she empathized their anxiety. Hall shared details of some of the content she felt would be vital to air because of the positive impact it has had on those sharing their stories as she urged the staff to continue with their work.
The changes on "The Tamron Hall Show" came after Candi Carter was brought on as the executive producer. She was the first black executive producer on "The View" and she also worked on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Candi Carter arrives 20th Anniversary Gala for Dress for Success on April 5, 2017, New York | Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Dress for Success Worldwide
In an interview with
Carter shared her excitement about working with Hall, whom she praised for her talent and open-mindedness to the next season of the show.
Carter addressed her leaving "The View" for "The Tamron Hall" show and said she was excited to get back to her storytelling roots, an area she spent 15 years focused on.