CBS is adding journalist and television anchor Natalie Morales as a new host of its Daytime Emmy Award-winning one-hour show “The Talk.”
The longtime NBC veteran will make her live debut on the CBS original series on Monday, October 11, alongside hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
In a statement, executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews celebrated her hire: “We have been fans of her and her work for years. Her varied skillset and versatility are a great addition to our talented panel.”
Morales was most recently the west coast anchor of NBC News’ “Today,” correspondent for “Dateline NBC,” and anchor of “Behind Closed Doors with Natalie Morales.”
She was previously host of “Access” and co-host of “Access Live,” as well as news anchor of “Today,” where she co-hosted the show’s third hour. Morales joined “Today” in 2006 as a national correspondent, reporting across all of NBCUniversal News’ platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and MSNBC.
Morales, who speaks Spanish and Portuguese, was born in Taiwan and spent much of the first 18 years of her life living overseas in Panama, Brazil and Spain as an Air Force “brat.”
“The Talk” airs weekdays at 2 pm ET on the CBS Television Network and is available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.