I've been engaged a couple times.
— Tamron Hall
I mask every single day. I mask every morning - since I was 27 years old. I don't care the brand: it can be from the drugstore or high end. I can be walking my dog in the mask scaring children and people off, but it's my routine that I commit to every single day.
I have an incredible phobia of divorce.
When I came to Philadelphia in the late '80s, it was going through a very difficult time.
It's not my job to judge or assess. I think single, black, white, married - people are doing the best they can.
The two things that I require for anyone who's around me: you need to love food, and you need to be able to laugh.
I grew a reputation for always asking questions and being nosy.
So I have people who tweet and ask me, 'You can't be this happy all the time. You can't be this cheerful.' Well, yes I am. From where I've come from and my family and what I see as real struggles in day to day life, through my reporting. I'm never going to look at challenges.
Every time a young girl comes in and asks me for advice, if you start your conversation with, 'How hard is it as a black woman,' or, 'How hard is it as a woman,' I turn you around. Because I cannot - we cannot look at the roadblocks and see the road at the same time.
Victims and survivors deserve more than a person seeking a headline.
I love morning television because it's the most vulnerable time of day, when you are at your rawest, and if I have the ability to make viewers smile, that's a gift from God.
When I was a general assignment reporter early in my career, I was the one knocking on their door after a tragedy.
I remember reading the cruelest, most awful thing about my hair online. A person speculated about who I was as a person and even read into my personal life based solely off my hairstyle. He or she said I must be lazy because I have short hair. It was just devastating.
It used to upset me - now it makes me sad - to see people use patriotism and our troops as a pawn in their political argument. Because I know personally, growing up in a military family, the sacrifice that is made on a daily basis.
On career day as a young journalist, I scraped up my money and went to this big conference for young journalists, and the great feedback I got was that I would not or should not become an anchor because my eyelashes were too long and too distracting.
Al Roker is one of the most sensible people you'll ever meet. He's raised two daughters and a son. And I love him, in that as jovial as he is, he's a straight shooter. He's a New Yorker, as they say.
I root for anyone who's got kids and if they want to make it work.
I love Rihanna. She represents that strong, independent woman that you cannot keep down.
When I was a kid growing up, I always thought I would be a journalist, and I thought, you know, I'd cover stories about other people, and we're always taught never to make the story about yourself.
I've not given up having a child. But I hope whatever route of parenthood I choose, whether it's adoption or I'm able to conceive, I just hope that I'm able to give someone as beautiful a life as my parents gave me.
I take it seriously that it's a privilege and honor to be a role model to young girls, both black and white. It's not something I take lightly.
I have three incredible nieces and a nephew who's going off to college. To hear them say they're proud of me left me in tears.
Trust me: I do hit the snooze button about 4 times.
One of my favorite memories was one time Prince picked me up and said we were going to Michael Jordan's birthday party.
I will never answer that question of what are the challenges I face. You speak it into existence, and I choose to use that air for other things.
I am followed in department stores. I have walked in dressed professionally or dressed in jeans, and I have walked into stores, and instantly, security is on my back.
When I first started out as a young journalist, I know that on at least two occasions, when I walked into a newsroom, I knew I was replacing the black person in that job.
I didn't want to be the aunt where you come over and can't sit on the sofa.
You understand, in my life, the only other person I spoke with or speak with more than Prince is my mother.
I had braces for six years! Kids would call me 'big teeth' or 'rabbit teeth.'
The best advice I received came late, and it's this: Don't read the comments section of any story that mentions you!
Someone - a man - advised me not to become a news anchor because my eyelashes were too long, and they would distract the viewers.
The biggest compliment I get is when someone tells me, 'You're so real.' Even if my journey isn't exactly like theirs.
Looking back, I've always enjoyed hearing about the lives of other people, their experience through their jobs, their lives, and their children. It's always been a treat to hear about others.
Women, teenagers, we have to really empower each other.
I date, don't get me wrong. I'm not up here filing my fingernails on a Friday night. I want to find someone to share my life with.
I've been given an opportunity to make a difference.
I was 7 years old, and I challenged everything. I never accepted answers on face value.
I was on morning TV for 10 years in Chicago.
As a kid from Texas, it always amazes me when city kids don't know how to ride a bike.
We all have roadblocks; we all have challenges.
We all have these challenges and stereotypes that exist, but you can't let that hold you down... If that's the first thing you think about as a black woman - the challenge that lies ahead - you are thinking in the wrong direction, in my opinion.
I am grateful that as a reporter and as an anchor, people have allowed me to share their stories.
I feel it's tougher for the guys, because if I break up with them, then they can go on and be forced to watch me on TV every day. I don't see them.
What I've learned is that people have a desire to talk after the first line of reporters go away, and they are no longer speaking out of shock.
If someone says, 'I love that lipstick,' I will always try to answer, honestly, if I know what color it is. It's a connective tissue.
The troops aren't red and blue. They're not black and white. They're not male and female. They are Americans! When they put their uniforms on, they are Americans. And that's a fact.
I quite enjoy cooking. I love cooking for my friends. It's communal, it reminds me of being with family, and it's also a form of therapy; it heals you from the inside out.
I am a gummy bear fanatic.
I love my job and my relationship with the viewers who watch my shows.