Krewe Of Muses Announces 2017 Honorary Muse: Tamron Hall
NEW ORLEANS – The Krewe of Muses announced that award-winning journalist Tamron Hall will serve as the Krewe's Honorary Muse for the 2017 parade. As Honorary Muse, Hall will lead the carnival organization's 17th parade, on Feb. 23. Hall will ride in the Krewe of Muses' iconic shoe float, a 17-foot tall fiber optic encrusted red pump.
In addition to her work as a journalist, Hall works with a number of charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness, illiteracy and domestic abuse. She was recognized for her work with Day One, a New York-based group that supports domestic violence victims. And, with Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance organization, she launched "The Tamron ♥ Renate Fund," in honor of her late sister.
“We are honored to have Tamron Hall as our 2017 Honorary Muse,” Krewe of Muses Captain Staci Rosenberg said. “As an advocate for education, housing and women's safety, she embodies the spirit for which the Muses are known, and is an inspiration to all New Orleans girls and future Muses. We know she will dazzle all those on the parade route as she leads the Muses in our Krewe's signature red high-heel shoe.”
Since September 2013, Hall has hosted “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery. The fifth season starts this spring. She is also the host of “Tamron Hall Investigates” on Investigate Discovery.
Most recently, Hall was the co-host of the third hour of NBC News' "TODAY" and anchored “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.” Hall was a member of the NBC News team to receive a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting: Hard News in Network Television for her segment on domestic violence as part of TODAY's “Shine A Light” series.
Before joining NBC, Hall spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago as a general assignment reporter, consumer reporter and host of the three-hour “Fox News in the Morning” program. She began her career at KBTX in Bryan, Texas before moving on to KTVT in Dallas, Texas.
A native of Luling, Texas and a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, she was the recipient of Temple University's prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010 and 2015.
The Honorary Muse is selected annually to honor a female role model who inspires the women of Muses by contributing to the community in extraordinary ways and embodying the spirit of the nine original muses of Greek mythology.
Established in 2000, the Muses organization has more than 1,500 members. A centerpiece of the krewe's vision is philanthropic activities and the incorporation of the local artistic and cultural resources of the community creating Muses Mardi Gras traditions for parade goers and Carnival season enthusiasts to enjoy. The 2017 Muses parade will roll on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The parade will follow the extended route, beginning at the corner of Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue, proceeding down Magazine to Napoleon Avenue, where it resumes the traditional St. Charles Avenue route.