Why is Natalie Morales leaving the Today Show and where is she going?

JOURNALIST Natalie Morales announced on October 1, 2021, that she was leaving the Today Show after two decades.

Natalie served as the West Coast host of the NBC program and also as a Dateline correspondent.

Why is Natalie Morales leaving the Today Show and where is she going?

Natalie Morales will be leaving the Today Show to pursue other projects and will wrap up her work on Dateline in the coming weeks. 

The 49-year-old will continue to appear on Dateline's 30th season throughout the rest of the year. 

DailyMail exclusively revealed that Morales is heading to The Talk. 

“'We need to save the show after the disastrous exit of Sharon Osbourne,” a source told DailyMail.com.

“Natalie is a beloved star of news and her gravitas can help us turn The Talk around.

“With Natalie joining Jerry, we believe we have the opportunity to float and fix a sinking ship.”

What did Natalie Morales say about leaving The Today Show?

On Friday, Natalie confirmed her departure from the Today Show in a statement sent to her coworkers: "To my Dateline and Today show families, it's very hard to say goodbye…

"And we all know in this business it's never goodbye but see you later.

"I'm eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead. 

"I struggle to find the right words and there are way too many people I need to thank for a wonderful career at NBC News."

What is Natalie Morales' net worth?

Natalie has a reported net worth of $18million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

She has a salary of $6million anchoring for NBC.

Morales is married to financial businessman Joe Rhodes since 1998 and the pair hasve two sons, Joseph and Luke Rhodes.

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