Shortly after long-time executive producer Rob Silverstein was let go at Access and Access Live, anchor Natalie Morales is following him out the door. Morales is out at Access, but is staying with NBC News as Today West Coast anchor and Dateline correspondent.
Natalie Morales is moving to Los Angeles to host NBCUniversal’s Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live. She will keep a role at her current job, serving as Today’s West Coast anchor .
Veteran Today news anchor Natalie Morales, who also co-hosts the third hour of the NBC morning show, is weighing her options with her contract expiring in October. Among the options, she’s being discussed as a host for NBC’s sister entertainment show Access Hollywood, according to one source.
Today co-host Natalie Morales is planning her next TV move because of the tense atmosphere behind the scenes of the NBC show. Sources say Morales’ reps have been looking for other roles for her amid a power struggle with fellow host Tamron Hall and NBC News chief Deborah Turness.
Ann Curry will be co-host with Matt Lauer while Natalie Morales is elevated to newsreader on NBC’s top-rated morning show.