Tamron Hall, a co-host on NBC’s Today Show, has reported on countless stories during her 20 plus years as a journalist. But on Thursday, Hall attended the Domestic Violence Crisis Center’s Annual Voices of Courage Luncheon to share a very personal story of her own.
“The detective calls me up and he says, ‘Miss Hall, this isn’t right. Your sister has a blunt force trauma impact to the back of her head, her nails had been torn off.’”
Her sister had been murdered. Hall says it’s believed that her death was the result of domestic violence.
“Now we are several years later, and this person has never been charged,” Hall says. “I knew that there was domestic violence, but I felt like, how many times can you tell someone and they don’t listen. I wasn’t smart enough, brave enough, I don’t know what I was; but what I know is I failed her, because I should have kept calling everyday.”
Now a strong advocate to raise awareness about domestic violence, Hall says her sister’s tragic death has fueled her to help others.
“Over the last couple of years I’ve learned that my story, our pain, our mistakes can and will help someone else,” says Hall. “It will save a life.”
Hall applauded the hundreds in attendance at Thursday’s event and the work of organizations like the DVCC.
“I have so much to learn from this organization, from all of you who have been tireless when I have been tired, who’ve been vocal when I stood silent, who’ve been brave when I was a coward,” says Hall. “As individuals we can be strong, be as a group, of 500, we’re unstoppable.”
The Voices of Courage Luncheon is a major fundraising event for the DVCC, the only domestic violence agency serving Stamford and surrounding towns.
To find out more about the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, visit www.dvccct.org