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02/24/2014 09:21 am ET | Updated Feb 24, 2014

Tamron Hall Joining 'Today' As Co-Host

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Tamron Hall has officially been named a co-host of the 9 a.m. hour of the "Today" Show.

Hall, who is a frequent fill-in host on the show, joined the rest of the co-hosts on the "Today" sofa when the news was announced on air Monday. "I'm so happy and thank you guys for being so kind to me and always welcoming," she said.

“We’re really excited to officially welcome Tamron into the TODAY family,” the show's executive producer Don Nash said in a statement from NBC News. “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”

On Monday, the show took a look at her journalism career, which has traversed Texas to Chicago to New York. Hall is also the host of "NewsNation" on MSNBC, and "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall" on Investigation Discovery.

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