Here’s how it looked as Natalie Morales joined Access Hollywood today. In May, NBCU announced Morales was moving to Los Angeles to become Today’s West Coast anchor, and to host NBCUniversal’s Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live. The announcement came days after that other chronic Today show report, that Billy Bush was leaving Access Hollywood to join Today morning infotainment franchise, flared up again like a bad rash (Days later, NBCU made official that worst kept secret).
Morales also will continue to play a prominent role on Dateline, Today SVP Noah Oppenheim said in making the Morales move official, explaining, “With our show’s increasing focus on West Coast stories, it became clear to me that having a permanent anchor presence in LA would be of enormous value.”
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