After a new report claimed that Natalie had been fired from the ‘Today’ show, NBC is speaking out to reassure viewers that the popular co-host is still very much a part of ‘the best anchor team in morning television.’
Today show fans freaked out after hearing that Natalie Morales, 42, had reportedly been booted from the morning show. But HollywoodLife.com can now tell you what’s really going on behind the scenes. Read NBC’s full official statement right here.
Natalie Morales Fired? — NBC Denies ‘Today’ Show Anchor Got The Boot
NBC News President Deborah Turness says in a statement to HollywoodLife.com:
NBC’s TODAY has the best anchor team in morning television. The entire TODAY show anchor team — Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Carson Daly, Tamron Hall, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb — are incredibly talented, valued and have our support. In response to the false rumors that have been circulated about our anchor team, NBC wants to be absolutely clear: The rumors are wrong — period. This is the team we are committed to. And this is the team that our viewers turn to in the morning.
Phew! We’re so relieved to hear that Natalie hasn’t been fired from the show!
Natalie Morales Fired? — New Report Claims She’s In Talks With ABC
Rumors started to swirl that Natalie and fellow co-host Willie Geist would no longer be on the show after Us Weekly magazine published an exclusive claiming that the duo “were recently told they were fired.”
The mag claims an NBC insider told them that Natalie is “in talks” with ABC about a new gig, and that Willie, 39, is headed for CBS.
So what do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad Natalie hasn’t been fired? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee