Who is Steve Greener?
Steve Greener was born on 28 June 1967, in New York, USA, and is a music executive as well as a film producer, but probably better known for being the husband of television personality Tamron Hall. His wife works for NBC News, handling news broadcasts and hosting several talk show programs.
The Net Worth of Steve Greener
As of mid-2020, Steve Greener’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned through success in his various endeavors, beginning with his efforts in music. He has worked with many celebrities, and has been responsible for the rise to fame of several of them. He also benefits from the success of some of his film projects, and also probably from the success of his wife who has a net worth estimated to be over $5 million.
Steve grew up in New York, and at a young age became interested in the world of music production. He began pursuing it, and eventually landed a job with record executive Benny Medina, who is known for his work with various high profile performers.
It was during this period that he met and befriended rapper Will Smith who was relatively unknown at the time. He helped him create a few tracks, and was one of his supporters when offers of an acting career came up. He helped with the show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” which was one of his first forays into creating something for television.
The sitcom aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996, and starred Will Smith portraying a fictionalized version of himself living in the wealthy neighborhood of Bel-Air. His character moved there after getting into a fight in West Philadelphia, prompting his parents to send him to live with relatives elsewhere. The show is responsible for helping bring Smith into the spotlight.
Over the years, Greener continued to explore film production and filmmaking. In 2008, he worked on the film “Soul Men”, which starred Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was notably released following the death of actors Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes, and as a tribute to both actors, the film was re-edited to soften its tone.
He also worked on the film “That Championship”, which didn’t gain a lot of attention.
He continued working in the music industry as well, becoming a part of Primary Wave Entertainment in the music talent management division. The company is known for its presence around the world, holding rights to many popular artists, including Nirvana, Aerosmith, and Courtney Love. In 2016, it became one of the largest independent publishers in the US, holding over 15,000 songs on their inventory. In recent years, it’s been responsible for large investments in the music industry, and the creation of a large music fund for publishing classics, while also looking for new talent.
Some of their recent partnerships include with Air Supply, Whitney Houston, Culture Club, and DJ White Shadow who is known for his work with Lady Gaga.
Wife – Tamron Hall
Tamron Hall began her pursuit of a career in broadcast journalism in the late 1980s, when she enrolled at Temple University to complete her undergraduate degree. After graduating four years later, she moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area where she was first offered a job as a part of KBTX. She worked mainly as a general assignment reporter for two years, before moving to KTVT in the same area, where she served in the same capacity.
After four years she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she joined the team of WFLD-TV. She had a much larger responsibility this time around, hosting a three hour morning program while also doing other reports. She was very invested in her work there as she is a Chicago native, and was present to cover the Illinois Amtrak accidents. She served in the station for a decade before she was offered a position with the national news network MSNBC, which would also mean work for her as a part of NBC News. She quickly gained attention within her first year in the company, as she was one of the first to interview Barack Obama before his declaration for presidential candidacy in 2008.
After serving mainly as a replacement in the show “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”, Hall was given her first hosting project in “The Big Picture”, joining David Shuster in its one year run. This led to her next project “News Nation with Tamron Hall”, which tackled national and international news during weekday afternoons. In the show, she covered several notable events, such as the death of Osama Bin Laden and the effect of Hurrican Isaac.
After her three year run in that show, she then joined the Investigation Discovery team, and was given the show “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall”. In each episode of the show, a crime scene is showcased with experts uncovering the details of each case. One of her final tasks with the network was “The Today Show”, in which she was the co-anchor of the third hour of the program, making her the first African-American to so feature in the show. In 2017, she opted out of her contract following NBC’s deciding to lessen her role in the show. She’s since entered into a new deal with Disney-ABC, hosting the talk show “Tamron Hall”, syndicated to most ABC stations in the US.
Steve married Tamron Hall in 2019, after they were in a relationship for a few years. Shortly after their marriage she announced that she was pregnant, and they had a child sometime in the middle of the year. The family resides in Harlem, and has stayed mostly out of the spotlight. Aside from work, the couple supports various charities, most notably anti-domestic violence movements, due to Hall’s late sister being killed. The crime remains unsolved, though it was likely the result of abuse as she was known to have been the victim of various domestic abuse cases in the past.