08/18/2014 04:06 pm ET Updated Aug 18, 2014

Tamron Hall Overcome By Emotion During Segment On Domestic Violence

"Today" co-host Tamron Hall was brought to tears on Monday during a segment that was part of her 2014 campaign to raise awareness about victims of domestic violence.

After a video aired that showed Hall interviewing several female survivors of domestic violence, she was overtaken by emotion and unable to continue the segment. Matt Lauer momentarily took over, and she was then able to explain how these powerful women have inspired her.

"I cry, of course, when you hear these details," she said. "But my tears are also inspirational, because they are there, they are fighters, and they now ... want to help someone else."

Hall lost her sister in 2004 to an apparent case of domestic abuse. She has opened up about her sister's murder before and said that she has regrets about not doing more to help her.

In a blog post published on Monday for "Today," Hall wrote about the challenges of talking about her sister. She admitted that she was afraid to speak out at first because she thought she "would be seen as exploiting the problem." It wasn't until very recently, she wrote, that she decided to take action.

"I have felt guilty for so long that I didn’t do more to help my sister," she wrote. "My father, who died soon after my sister of what my mother believes was a broken heart, said of his children that I was the child who 'was always for right.' Yet I have felt so 'wrong' since her death."