Executive Producer & Showrunner, “Tamron Hall”
Quiana Burns is the Executive Producer and Showrunner of “Tamron Hall” since joining the syndicated daytime talk show in October 2021. Under Burns’ and Hall’s leadership and vision, the show has reached new season highs as the most improved returning one-hour daytime talk show, growing by double digits in total viewers and W25-54 demo. It is also the only returning one-hour daytime talk show that continues to grow its audience across all key measures.
“Tamron Hall” has continued to prove success with 13 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, including 2 wins for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host. The show has also won an Iris Award, 2 Gracie Awards and has been nominated for 4 NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD Media Award.
Burns first joined creative forces with Hall at MSNBC where she served as the Executive Producer of “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.” She also executive produced “MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi,” helped launch “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” and was the co-lead of the Black Employee Network for the news divisions of MSNBC and NBC News.
Burns’ career at ABC News started in 2006 as a Producer in the Washington bureau, then as Producer to anchor Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America,” where she won three Emmy Awards. After a successful run at MSNBC, Burns returned to ABC in May 2020, serving as the Executive Broadcast Producer of “Weekend Good Morning America,” running the show and leading the team’s coverage of stories, including the global pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and the country’s racial reckoning, the 2020 presidential election, and breaking news. During her tenure, the broadcast grew in total viewership and became #1 on Saturdays across all three key demos.
Throughout her career, Burns has worked in Chicago, Miami, and Milwaukee and has helped lead coverage of every major news story including, the 9/11 terror attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the first network interview with newly inaugurated President Barack Obama, the Oscars, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, unrest in Ferguson and the 2016 election.
In addition to being a leader in producing impactful programming, Burns has been an agent of change at ABC News as a member of the Culture Council.
Burns was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.