Amid an alleged power struggle among key players at the NBC morning staple “Today,” co-host Natalie Morales is reportedly looking for another job.
The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Morales is updating her resume because of a power struggle involving co-host Tamron Hall and NBC News chief Deborah Turness, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Morales, a co-host of the show’s third hour, joined “Today” in 2006 and has been passed over for a top anchor spot a few times, including when Ann Curry was ousted, the story notes.
“Page Six can reveal NBC News President Turness hasn’t talked to Morales in months and instead wishes to promote Hall into a bigger role,” the story reports.
Morales’ agent has been reaching out to other shows, and she’s also said to be interested in a talk show-type job, the report adds.
A source at the network is quoted in the piece saying: “There’s a lot of tension. Natalie and Tamron are competitive, and there was a big blowup in October between the two. Deborah has an issue with Natalie and has sided with Tamron. There has been zero communication between Deborah and Natalie for a long period of time.”
“Today” executive producer Don Nash painted a much different picture of the situation, telling the publication: “This is total nonsense. As the ‘Today’ show continues to gain momentum, it sounds like someone is trying to stir up trouble that doesn’t exist. Natalie Morales is valued by everyone at the news division from the top down, and her future is with the ‘Today’ show and NBC News.”