The Talk: Season 12; Natalie Morales (Today Show) Joins CBS Daytime Series – TV Shows Canceled + Renewed
The speech adds one more to its panel after a year filled with departures. Sharon Osborne, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Elaine Welteroth all left the show at some point in Season 11. Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila have since joined the panel, joining the longtime host Sheryl Underwood.
It has now been announced that Natalie Morales will join the CBS daytime talk show for season 12, just days after announcing her departure from NBC News and Today.
The network revealed more about Morales’ addition in a press release.
“As announced on THE SPEECH, journalist and TV presenter Natalie Morales joins as the new host of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show. Morales will make his live debut on the CBS Original series THE TALK on Monday, October 11, alongside hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Natalie Morales join the TALK family,” said executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews. “We have been fans of her and her work for years. Her varied skills and versatility are a great addition to our talent pool. Natalie’s intelligence, passion and enthusiasm always shines through in all of her work, and we are lucky to have her on the team. In addition to her role as an exceptional broadcaster, we believe her perspective as a wife and mother will provide a special connection to our audience.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to join this team at THE SPEECH“, said Morales. “I love the new energy and new direction and couldn’t be more excited to join Sheryl, Amanda, Jerry and Akbar. I look forward to many good times while talking about the topics of the day, and I can’t wait to get started.
Most recently, Morales was the West Coast anchor for NBC News Todaycorrespondent of NBC Deadlineand anchor of Behind closed doors with Natalie Morales. She previously hosted To access and co-host of Go liveas well as news anchor of Today, where she co-hosted the show’s third hour. Morales joined Today in 2006 as a national correspondent and reported on all NBCUniversal News platforms, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and MSNBC.
In a ‘Today’ premiere, Morales followed 20 children in the Class of 2020 – all born a year after 9/11 – from their first day of kindergarten to graduation, amid a global pandemic However. In addition to hosting “At Home with Natalie,” Morales has contributed to several major news stories, including sexual harassment scandals, the 2017 Las Vegas massacre, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and the rescue of Chilean miners. in 2010 (cover that was seen worldwide and awarded with a 2010 National Headliner Award). In August 2008, Morales had the exclusive in-prison interview with the infamous Clark Rockefeller. His other notable reports include the 2009 presidential inauguration; Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005; the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005; and the election of Pope Francis in 2013. She also reported on the royal wedding in 2011 and the birth of Prince George in 2013.
As part of the Shine a Light campaign in 2014, Morales ran in the Boston Marathon and raised over $70,000 for the victims of the 2013 bombing. Morales won three Daytime Emmy Awards as part of the recognition “Today’s” as the best morning news program. She won a Robert F. Kennedy Award in International Journalism for her reporting on Honduran lobster divers for “Rock Center with Brian Williams” in June 2013. She won three Gracie Awards, one for Outstanding Series for her special “Dateline NBC,” “My Kid Would Never,” and two for his reporting in 2016 and 2017.
Morales, who speaks Spanish and Portuguese, was born in Taiwan and spent much of the first 18 years of her life living abroad in Panama, Brazil and Spain as a “kid” in the army of the air. She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Latin American studies and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Morales on The speech on CBS during the day?