Natalie Morales named CBS News correspondent; will proceed to host “The Talk”

Award-winning journalist and anchor Natalie Morales has been named a CBS News correspondent, efficient November 1. She will even proceed to host “The Talk” on CBS.

“Natalie is among the greatest within the enterprise and a welcome addition to CBS News,” Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations, mentioned in a information launch. “She has excelled on the highest ranges — from community morning exhibits to longform storytelling — and we could not be extra thrilled to have her on our crew. She will probably be doing tales for ’48 Hours,’ ‘CBS Mornings,’ “CBS Sunday Morning’ and others. She is aware of the best way to get to the center of a troublesome story with compassion and charm.”

Natalie Morales
Natalie Morales, host of the CBS daytime collection The Talk, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. 

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Before becoming a member of CBS in 2021, Morales was the west coast anchor of “Today,” a correspondent for “Dateline NBC” and the anchor of “Behind Closed Doors with Natalie Morales,” a collection introduced by Reelz. Previously, she was host of “Access,” co-host of “Access Live” and was information anchor of “Today,” the place she co-hosted the third hour. She joined “Today” in 2006 as a nationwide correspondent.

During her twenty years of reporting for NBC News, she lined many main nationwide and worldwide breaking information occasions, together with the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival mass taking pictures, the Boston Marathon bombing, the rescue of Chilean miners in 2010 and the 2009 presidential inauguration. In August 2008, Morales had the unique jailhouse interview with the notorious Clark Rockefeller. Her different notable reviews embrace Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the loss of life of Pope John Paul II in 2005 and the election of Pope Francis in 2013. She additionally reported on the royal marriage ceremony in 2011 and the start of Prince George in 2013.

Morales’ work has been honored with three Daytime Emmy Awards as a part of “Today’s” recognition as greatest morning information program. She’s additionally earned a Robert F. Kennedy Award, three Gracie Awards, and a nationwide Headliner Award.

“It’s a privilege to contribute to the CBS News applications and I’m hoping to inform the tales that matter and to speak about points many people face,” Morales mentioned. “’48 Hours’ pioneered true crime tv and I’m wanting ahead to working with the nice crew of producers and correspondents to carry the most effective tales to CBS viewers on Saturday nights.”

“Natalie is a high-profile reporter with a well-recognized voice that viewers belief. She’s additionally identified for her unique, unsparing interviews of infamous criminals together with Clark Rockefeller and Drew Peterson,” mentioned Judy Tygard, government producer of “48 Hours.” “We’ve watched her work for years and we’re excited to have her reporting for us.”

Morales, who speaks Spanish and Portuguese, was born in Taiwan and spent a lot of the primary 18 years of her life residing abroad in Panama, Brazil and Spain. She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s diploma in journalism and Latin American research and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in Los Angeles along with her husband and two sons. 

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