Tamron Hall, a co-host on NBC's Today Show and host of MSNBC's NewsNation, will be the honoree and keynote speaker at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center's 12th annual Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon Thursday, May 1, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.

As a television journalist in Dallas, Chicago and New York City for more than 20 years, Hall has widespread reporting experience. Hall advocates, both on and off the air, for greater awareness about domestic violence and teen dating violence. The unsolved murder of her sister is believed to be the result of domestic violence. Hall recently announced that she will feature stories about domestic violence throughout the year as part of the Today Show's "Shine a Light" series.

"We are honored to have Tamron Hall as our speaker at this year's luncheon," DVCC Executive Director Rachelle Kucera Mehra said. "Tamron addresses the issue of domestic violence with compassion and courage, inspired by personal tragedy and a commitment to helping other women and girls recognize and avoid abusive relationships. As well, she reminds us that domestic violence casts a wide net, impacting not only the intended victims, but also their sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, children, friends, work colleagues and sometimes entire communities."

Hall joined NBC in 2007 and was named a Today Show co-host in February. She is the daily anchor of MSNBC's NewsNation, the host of numerous special news reports for the network and the face of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on the Investigation Discovery channel. She is the recipient of several journalism awards, and has received recognition for her work with Day One, a New York City organization dedicated to the issue of teen dating violence.

As the major fundraising event for the DVCC, proceeds from the luncheon support agency programs. The crisis center serves Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston.

The event co-chairmen are Denise Mangano, of Stamford, and Ellen Christian, of New Canaan. Their committee includes 16 area residents. The event also will feature a raffle of items donated by local merchants and DVCC supporters.

Tickets start at $115. For information or tickets, call 203-588-9100 or visit www.dvccct.org.