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June 15, 2020
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Tamron Hall to Host NAB Leadership Foundation Celebration of Service to America Awards

-- The awards program will be accessible online and available to air on local broadcast stations starting August 22 --

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Washington, D.C. -- Award-winning journalist and acclaimed television host Tamron Hall will host the 2020 NAB Leadership Foundation Celebration of Service to America Awards. The 2020 event will be a pre-recorded, hour-long program accessible online and available for broadcast radio and television stations to air within 30 days starting on August 22.

Through a partnership with Hollywood’s leading entertainment marketing company, Trailer Park Group, the NAB Leadership Foundation will provide a broadcast-quality program showcasing the vital role of local radio and television stations throughout the U.S. Winners will be announced during the program, and all eight category finalists will be highlighted for their excellence in community service.

Tamron Hall is the host and executive producer of the daily, syndicated talk show “Tamron Hall,” which premiered in September 2019. Filling a void in daytime television, “Tamron Hall” combines meaningful conversation with fun and entertaining segments, all designed to bring people together and create authentic dialogue. In its rookie season, “Tamron Hall” won a prestigious Gracie Award and was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Hall in the Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host category.

In addition to her talk show duties, Hall has also been the host of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery since 2013, which takes an in-depth look at crimes that shocked the nation.

Hall began her broadcast journalism career at Gray Television’s CBS affiliate KBTX-TV Bryan, Texas, before joining CBS’s KTVT-TV in Dallas. Hall then worked at Fox Television Station’s WFLD-TV Chicago for 10 years, where she launched the Emmy-nominated consumer report segment “The Bottom Line.”

Previously, Hall was the first African-American female co-host of NBC’s “Today” and anchored “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.” Her special NBC News report, “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011, and she served as a correspondent for the NBC News special “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage in 2010.

“Tamron’s impressive career as a local and national broadcast journalist, combined with her philanthropy and uplifting personality, make her an ideal host as we reimagine the Celebration of Service to America Awards,” said NAB Leadership Foundation President Michelle Duke. “Her charisma and professionalism on and off camera are sure to make for a memorable event honoring broadcasters’ community service.”

In 2015, Hall received an Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting for her segment on domestic violence for “TODAY’s Shine-A-Light” series. She also serves as an ambassador for Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victim services nonprofit organization, and launched a partnership fund for victims and families of domestic violence in honor of her sister. Hall received the organization’s Voice of Empowerment award in 2014.

About Celebration of Service to America Awards

The 2020 Celebration of Service to America Awards, previously scheduled for June 9, has been reimagined as a pre-recorded event, accessible online and available for broadcast stations to air starting on August 22. Through partnership with Hollywood production company Trailer Park Group, the NAB Leadership Foundation will produce a broadcast-quality program showcasing the exceptional public service exhibited by local radio and television stations throughout the U.S. The 2020 Celebration of Service to America Award winners will be announced for the first time during the program, and all eight category finalists will be highlighted for their excellence in community service.


About Trailer Park Group

Headquartered in Hollywood, California, Trailer Park Group is the leading global entertainment marketing company, counting many of the world’s most prestigious and successful companies, brands, media properties, and film franchises among its clients. Driven by a proprietary data, insights, and strategy practice, Trailer Park Group consistently creates breakthrough creative across all digital, social, television, print, in-theater and physical space via its three divisions: Trailer Park (AV & Content), Art Machine (Design & Digital), and Mirada (Live Action & Experiential). Learn more at www.TrailerParkGroup.com.


About NAB Leadership Foundation

The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the future of broadcasting through leadership, diversity and community service. Learn more at www.nabfoundation.org.