Talk show host and former NBC Today News consultant Natalie Morales joins CBS News – The Hollywood Reporter
Former NBC News anchor Natalie Morales is getting back into the television news business.
Morales is joining CBS News as a reporter. The new job, which she will begin November 1, will complement CBS’s daytime panel show moderator role Conversation.
Morales left NBC a year ago to join Conversation, she hosts the show alongside Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila. Before joining the show, she spent 22 years at NBC News as a host and reporter for the show. Today, Dateline and MSNBC. She is also the host of the general entertainment news series Access.
At CBS News, Morales will leverage her experience at Dateline to contribute to CBS newsmagazine 48 hoursalthough she will also report to CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Morning and other network programs.
She’s an additional celebrity to the news department and a crime-reporter who really wants to fit in. 48 hoursas well as its sensitivity to CBS’s morning shows.
“It has been a privilege to contribute to the CBS News programs and I hope to tell important stories and talk about the issues many of us face,” Morales said in a statement. . “48 hours pioneered true crime television, and I look forward to working with the amazing team of producers and reporters to bring the best stories to CBS audiences on Saturday nights. “
“Natalie is one of the best in the business and a welcome addition to CBS News,” added CBS News and radio co-president Neeraj Khemlani. “She has excelled at the highest levels – from online morning shows to lengthy storytelling – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team.”