The ‘Dateline’ correspondent did not share what’s next for her, but it has been reported that she is the head of ‘The Talk’.
After 22 years, television journalist Natalie Morales has announced that she will be leaving NBC News.
The journalist announced the news on Friday, explaining that she plans to pursue “a new adventure”. Outlet.
Morales, 49, hasn’t shared what the future holds for him, though. reports indicate that it is Led to “The Talk” Which currently has several open co-hosting shows after it was announced that Carrie Ann Inaba and Elaine Welteroth would be stepping down from their co-hosting roles. A representative for Morales did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.
According to NBC, she will remain a correspondent for “Dateline” during the rest of the year and will receive a farewell tribute on the “Today” show in the coming weeks.
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“I struggle to find the right words and I need to thank so many people for a wonderful career at NBC News,” Morales wrote in a memo to his coworkers, per NBC. “I feel like I’m cutting my teeth in my early days [NBC affiliate] WVIT in Hartford, CT then huge and – at the time – terrible leap for MSNBC and alas – scoring golden tickets to the Today Show and ‘Dateline.
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She said that her recent years have been “filled with adventure, challenges, travel, lots of early calls, and yes the opportunity to look back at history and tell inspiring and impactful stories that will always be in the highlight reel of my mind.”
In his note, the journalist mentioned his 17-year-old son, Josh, and said that while he is “soon preparing to spread his wings and go to college,” he feels it will be time for him to follow a similar path. It’s time to and “Take a new adventure.”
“It’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know that in this business it’s never goodbye, but see you later,” she concluded. “I am forever grateful for the support and deep friendship that will last no matter our path. I have so much to be thankful for each and every one of you who helped me get here… Munissimus Gracias Miss Amigos.”
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Morales joined the “Today” show in 2006 and became strongly involved with NBC, reporting on “Dateline,” “NBC Nightly News” and MSNBC.
During his 15 years on “Today,” he hosted the show’s third hour before 2016, when he assumed the position of West Coast anchor. She notably helped cover the 2017 Las Vegas massacre, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and more.
Should she appear on “The Talk,” Morales will drop out of the panel, which previously also included Sharon Osbourne, before she left. The former reality star was replaced by Jerry O’Connell earlier this year.
It was recently announced that former NFL star Akbar Gabzabiamila will fill one of the other vacant slots. “The Talk” declined to comment when reached by Granthshala News.