*NBC and NSNBC news anchor/reporter Tamron Hall is about to take on another role as the face of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall.”
The new show starts tomorrow, Sunday, on Investigation Discovery and features Hall along with a team of correspondents who have extensive knowledge of law enforcement.
“I think the show is consistent with a lot of what you see on Discovery (ID), and they are just intrigued and really pulled in by real life drama and real life crime.”
For Hall, the show is going to really close to home. Her older sister was murdered in 2004 and her case is still listed as unsolved
“My sister’s death was ruled a homicide,” Hall told theGrio. “Blunt force trauma to the back of the head. No one was ever charged in her homicide or in her murder and no suspect was named. My sister’s case has led me to focus a lot of my attention on domestic violence. We don’t know what happened in her case, what I do know is that she was found in a swimming pool in the back of her home, face down, and it was ruled a homicide. My journey to speak out on domestic violence was based on conversations that I had with my sister.”
The host of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” gave her thoughts on whether or not she thinks the USA’s current criminal justice system is fair.
“I interviewed a man 10 years ago, who spent twenty five years behind bars on death row for a crime that he did not commit. He had the mental capacity of a five year old. I interviewed him the day he was released. I can only tell you based on that life changing experience of interviewing this man… something is not fair. I’m not saying that that applies to all cases, but if 1 man can spend 25 years behind bars on death row for something that he did not do, I would be remised to say that it is a fair system.”
“Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” debuts Sunday, September 1 at 9/8 on ID