Natalie Morales Leaves NBC News for CBS’ The Talk

By Brad Pareso 

Surprising news out of NBC Friday afternoon: Natalie Morales announced that she is leaving NBC News for “an exciting new opportunity.” Morales did not share what exactly the opportunity is. (TVNewser)

Morales is off to save The Talk after Sharon Osbourne’s disastrous exit from the show. “We need to save the show after the disastrous exit of Sharon Osbourne,” a CBS source told (

Morales will continue to appear as a Dateline correspondent through the rest of 2021, and will be saluted with an on-air farewell tribute on Today in the coming weeks. (NBC News)

Morales joined NBC 22 years ago as a correspondent at its Connecticut TV station. She moved to NBC’s cable news channel MSNBC and then joined the network news franchise Today as a national correspondent and a co-anchor of its third hour in 2006. She rose to become the flagship program’s news anchor in 2011. (LA Times / Company Town)