Tamrom Hall is opening up about her professional and personal journey in the last issue of Philadelphia Style. Tamrom, who hails from Texas, is the first-ever black female co-anchor on The Today Show. In the interview, Tamron talks her early start in journalism; why she sheds light on domestic violence and her personal style. Peep a few excerpts.
Knowing early on that she wanted to be a reporter:
Johnny Carson, that’s who I wanted to be early on.
Leaving Texas to attend Temple University (in Philly):
My parents drove me 1,528 miles door to door to a city that my dad had visited once and I had never seen. I had never even slept over at someone’s house until I went away to college. Philly is a city that I adore—I didn’t expect to love it so much. Being in that environment, at that time, left a stamp on my heart. I would take the subway or the bus to campus and see people just starting their day or ending the night shift, some people working three jobs. It was a constant reminder of how lucky I was to go to college. That gave me great perspective at a young age and went on to help me later in my career.
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