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Investigation Discovery Premieres New Series DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL on Sunday, September 1

-- MSNBC Host and NBC News Correspondent/Anchor Tamron Hall Hosts Weekly Investigative Magazine Program --

(Los Angeles, Ca.) This September, MSNBC Host and NBC News Correspondent/AnchorTamron Hall joins Investigation Discovery as host of an all-new, fast-paced, weekly investigative news program, DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL. A respected anchor and investigative journalist, Hall knows first-hand the effect of violent crime, as her older sister was a murder victim in a case that is still officially unsolved. In each one-hour episode, Hall is joined by a core team of correspondents with extensive knowledge of law enforcement, to go beyond the headlines and explore not only what happened, but why it happened. Produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions, the new 13-part series, DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL makes its world premiere debut on Sunday, September 1 at 9e/8c.

“Tamron Hall is truly a rising star, and Investigation Discovery is honored to welcome this extraordinarily talented journalist to the ID family,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Destination America and Military Channel. “Investigative news magazines are arguably one of the most enduring and popular formats in television. With DEADLINE: CRIME, we wanted to put a fresh new spin on the genre and a subject that has long fascinated millions of TV viewers: true crime. Given Tamron’s personal experience, DEADLINE: CRIME provides the perfect format for this passionate and uniquely gifted investigative journalist.”

“The heartbreak that comes after a crime is committed can rip a family apart,” said Hall.  “It’s something that none of us should have to experience, yet it’s a reality for many. What I’ve learned from survivors and their families is that the fight for justice and the will to heal should be shared. In cases where justice has not been fully carried out, the truth must be sought and told.  DEADLINE: CRIME gives me an opportunity to bring these complex and compelling stories to viewers and in some cases, you will find yourself asking…what would I do?”

Throughout the series, Tamron will be joined by Emmy Award-winning journalist Michelle Sigona, as well as America’s Most Wanted veteran correspondents Angeline Hartmann and Tom Morris Jr. DEADLINE: CRIME also features special appearances from ID favorites Aphrodite Jones (bestselling author, investigative reporter and host of True Crime with Aphrodite Jones), and Keith Beauchamp (renowned documentary filmmaker and host of The Injustice Files). By combining the talents of some of the industry’s most distinguished journalists, DEADLINE: CRIME allows viewers to experience the stunning power of storytelling at its best.

Going out of the studios and into the street to find answers, Tamron and the team of correspondents bring their personal points of view and signature styles to each story they cover. DEADLINE: CRIME talks to detectives, prosecutors and psychological profilers – as well as criminals and their victims – to reveal what caused people to turn to crime and whether justice was ultimately served.  

DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL airs Sundays at 9/8c beginning September 1. The following investigations will be featured in September:

Series World Premiere
Sunday, September 1 at 9/8c

  • Ruth Pyne: A mentally ill wife and mother of two is brutally murdered in her own garage.  The community is shocked when the investigation leads to someone very close to home.
  • Robert Chambers: He became infamous as the ‘Preppie Killer’— a good-looking private school grad who killed a young lover in New York’s Central Park. People find his light sentence almost as outrageous as the crime itself.  But once out of prison, Chambers can’t stay away from a life of crime. We catch up on his story in this episode of DEADLINE: CRIME.

Episode 2
World Premiere Sunday, September 8 at 9/8c

  • Jessie Valencia: An openly gay Missouri college student is found with his throat slashed.  Is this a hate crime or did one of the student’s former lovers kill him in a jealous rage?  Police get a surprise suspect---a man they’ve known for years. Would he kill to keep a secret?
  • The Jackson Brothers:  Four young adopted boys are found on the verge of starvation in a New Jersey home. In this episode of DEADLINE: CRIME, the brothers describe their ordeal and their inspiring story of redemption. 

Episode 3
World Premiere: Sunday, September 15 at 9/8c

  • Ellen Robb: As the wife of an internationally renowned Ivy League professor, she’s a highly unlikely murder victim.  In fact, the only thing more unlikely about this case is the person who’s ultimately convicted of killing her.
  • Ray Krone: A Phoenix postman and Air Force veteran wakes up one day to find policemen at his front door, accusing him of murder. He’s sentenced to death and spends years in prison trying to clear his name. Now a free man, he tells his incredible story on DEADLINE: CRIME.

Episode 4
World Premiere: Sunday, September 22 at 9/8c

  • Sarah Jo Pender: A prosecutor convinces a jury that a young woman is a key player in a brutal double murder. So what causes him to change his mind?  And how does the young woman end up on a “Most Wanted” poster after she’s convicted?
  • Shasta Groene: Late one night a waitress and a customer at an Idaho restaurant notice a strange man and a withdrawn young girl. Could the girl be the kidnapped eight year-old police are looking for?  And could the man be the one who killed members of her family?  When the two bystanders act on their gut instinct, they break the case and free the girl.

Episode 5
World Premiere: Sunday, September 29 at 9/8c

  • Kathy Loreck: A successful career woman is brutally raped and murdered in broad daylight in a public park and a community is terrified.  Suspect after suspect is eliminated until the case is broken open by a strange bit of evidence:  a discarded cigarette butt.
  • Jaycee Duggard: When a man walks into a California university with his two daughters, a university employee senses something is wrong.  She and a member of the university’s police force act on instinct and break one of the most notorious abduction cases that went unsolved for nearly two decades.

DEADLINE: CRIME is produced for Investigation Discovery by NBC News’ Peacock Productions with executive producer Loren Michelman.  For Investigation Discovery, Eugenie Vink is executive producer. Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and Military Channel.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television and America’s favorite “guilty pleasure.” From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 84 million U.S. households with viewer favorites that include On the Case with Paula Zahn; Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda; Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?; Disappeared; Stalked: Someone’s Watching; and Redrum. For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.

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