Tamron Hall has decided to leave NBC News after the network disclosed plans to cancel her 9 a.m. hour on The Today Show.

TAMRON HALL LEAVES NBC

The network wanted to replace her hour with Megyn Kelly, who recently left Fox News to join Today. In a statement by the outfit, NBC called Hall “an exceptional journalist.” They relayed that they wanted to renew her contract, but Hall declined. “We hoped that she would decide to stay. We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best.”

Kelly, who left Fox News late last year and was hired by NBC in January, is scheduled to take over the 9 a.m. block on TodayAl Roker will continue to co-host until Kelly’s show starts.

“The last ten years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, but I’m grateful,” Hall said in her own statement. “I’m also very excited about the next chapter. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you.”